One person killed in Minidoka County two-car pileup

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RUPERT, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) - UPDATE; One person was killed in a two-vehicle, head-on collision on a rural road Thursday morning between Paul and Rupert in Minidoka County.

The accident was reported at 8:39 a.m. Thursday, and Idaho State Police responded to the crash near 170 West 300 South.

According to Idaho State Police, Jane Bates, age 34, of Rupert, was traveling eastbound on 300 South in a 1994 Chrysler Concord. Fabiola Aguirre, age 27, of Rupert was traveling westbound on 300 South in a 2004 Land Rover Discovery. Bates' vehicle and Aguirre's vehicle collided head-on. Bates succumbed to her injuries at the scene of the crash. Next of kin has been notified. Aguirre was transported by ground ambulance to Minidoka Memorial Hospital in Rupert.

Authorities closed 300 South for about three hours in both directions to investigate and cleanup the area. ISP is investigating the crash and said Bates and Aquirre were not wearing seatbelts.



 
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