UPDATE: 1 dead following police chase through multiple southern Idaho counties

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(KMVT/KSVT) — UPDATE (5 p.m.):
In a press conference, Idaho State Police releasing few details about a high speed pursuit through southern Idaho Tuesday, leaving one dead.

(Source: KMVT)

Officials say Ada County officers initiated a traffic stop at 11:05 a.m. in which the suspect took off and they discontinued the pursuit.

ISP Capt. David Neth said law enforcement later learned the driver was the suspect of possibly two kidnappings and may have been armed and dangerous. The driver also had a warrant out for his arrest.

Elmore County officers became involved as the suspect entered their jurisdiction. The driver was traveling at a high rate of speed and traveling the wrong direction on the Interstate 84 between Bliss and Wendell.

Eventually the suspects car became disabled, and then stole a pickup truck at gunpoint. Shots were fired at the suspect and the pursuit ended at a dairy near Wendell.

The driver was incapacitated in the vehicle and died at the scene.

The Twin Falls Police Department is now handling the investigation as part of the Critical Incident Task Force and remains an active, on-going case.

If you have any information you're encouraged to contact the Twin Falls Police Department at 208-735-7200.

ORIGINAL:
KMVT received reports of a possible police chase in the Magic Valley on Tuesday.

Multiple police agencies were stationed at location in Gooding County.

Authorities are not releasing information until a late-afternoon press conference at Idaho State Police District IV offices in Jerome.

A KMVT reporter went where to law enforcement agencies were stationed near 2300 S 1600 E in Gooding, but law enforcement could not release information.



 
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