UPDATE: Six-car accident slows traffic coming into Twin Falls, one flees scene

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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — UPDATE: A six-car accident on the Perrine Bridge slowed traffic coming into Twin Falls Tuesday afternoon. The chain reaction accident resulted from a funeral procession crossing the bridge.

Idaho State Trooper Shana Gonzales said around 12:24 p.m., a funeral procession went south on the bridge and a vehicle tried to pass another.

One vehicle left the scene and continued onto the funeral, she said.

"It was all noninjury. Both lanes were reopened at approximately 1:33, so one lane was closed for about one hour and nine minutes," Gonzales said.

While traffic was backed up, a call was made about a woman going into labor by mile post 54, north of the bridge.

Gonzales said Twin Falls City Fire Department went to assist, but the call was cancelled.

INITIAL STORY: A four-car accident on the Perrine Bridge slowed traffic coming into Twin Falls Tuesday afternoon.

A KMVT reporter on scene said it appears a commercial vehicle pulling a trailer struck the back of a Chevy Traverse. A pickup truck and a minivan came in behind the commercial vehicle, and sustained some damage.

Southbound traffic on U.S. Highway 93 is backed up and moving slowly in the right-hand lane of travel.

Idaho State Police, Twin Falls Fire Department, Magic Valley Paramedics and Twin Falls County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene. As of about 1 p.m., no one had been transported. The extent of injuries or damage or unclear.

Mary Kay Alkire, from Hazelton, was driving into Twin Falls about 1 p.m. and said traffic was backed up to about where Interstate 84 traffic merges with U.S. Highway 93.



 
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