UPDATE: 2 hospitalized in U.S. 26 crash, all lanes now open

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A three vehicle crash on Highway 26 west of Richfield sent two people to the hospital on Sunday.

Idaho State Police said an SUV was driving westbound on the two-lane highway when it drove off the right shoulder, came back on the road, and collided with a semi driving eastbound. ISP said a semi then spun and collided with a pickup truck.

ISP said neither the driver or the passenger in the SUV was wearing a seatbelt. The driver, Jarred Hubsmith, 34, of Shoshone was flown to Portneup Medical Center in Pocatello. His passenger, Kendall Turner, 32, of Shoshone was taken to St. Luke's Magic Valley Regional Medical Center. A trooper on scene said the injuries were serious, but not life threatening.

Nobody in the other vehicles were transported for injuries.

ISP said they believe alcohol was involved in the crash. The highway was blocked for three hours while crews worked to clear the scene.

ISP was assisted by Shoshone Police Department, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, Idaho Department of Transportation, Lincoln County Search and Rescue, Richfield Fire Department, and Lincoln County Ambulance.

Update 6:30 p.m.:

Two people were sent to the hospital Sunday evening after a three-vehicle crash on U.S. 26 less than a mile north of Dead Man's curve.

Police are still investigating exactly what happened, but they believe alcohol was a factor in the SUV, pickup truck and semi truck colliding. They also said they believe some were not wearing their seat belts.

One person was flown to Pocatello, the other was taken to St. Luke's Magic Valley in an ambulance.

The highway is still closed.

KMVT will continue to update this story.

Updated from original:

Police are investigating what appears to be a multi-vehicle crash on U.S. 26 about 12 miles outside of Shoshone.

The crash caused police to close the highway in both directions while they clean up and investigate what happened.

A reporter on scene saw a helicopter take off from the crash site, but hasn't confirmed if a patient was on board.

Idaho State Police, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, Lincoln County EMS, Richfield Fire Department and Shoshone Police all responded.

KMVT will update this story as more information is released.

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