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UPDATE: One Vehicle Rollover On I-84 Near Jerome Closes Eastbound Lane
UPDATE FROM THE IDAHO STATE POLICE: On January 24, 2014, Idaho State Police investigated a single vehicle rollover on I84 near Jerome, at milepost 167.
Dallas Scoffield, age 31, of Gooding, was travelling east, with four children, in a 2002 Chevrolet Suburban. Scoffield drove over some ice and left the roadway off the right shoulder. The vehicle then rolled, ejecting two of the passengers. The driver and three of the four children were transported to Saint Luke's Magic Valley Hospital in Twin Falls by ground ambulance. Both eastbound lanes of travel were blocked for approximately twenty minutes, then one eastbound lane was blocked for approximately two and a half hours while the scene was cleared.
The driver and two of the child passengers were wearing their seatbelts. The two ejected child passengers were not wearing seatbelts.
This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.
UPDATE: Several people have been transported for medical assistance. At this time it's unknown the severity of those injuries.
UPDATE: Traffic is now being allowed through the accident scene in one lane but is moving slowly.
UPDATE: A second accident has been reported near the rollover. Again, the road is completely blocked between Jerome interchanges165 and 168. Traffic is being diverted at the 165 overpass.
Jerome, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - A one vehicle rollover has closed a portion of freeway between the two Jerome exits. Rescue and Police are on the scene at milepost 167. The accident happened at about 9:10 am. Unconfirmed information indicates there are five people involved, two of them children and some may have been ejected. An extrication crew was dispatched. The extent of injuries is not known at this time. Traffic is being diverted at the 165 interchange. Idaho’s First News is on scene and will have the latest as it becomes available.