CAREY, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) - UPDATE (4/19): Nine people were taken to area hospitals after a three car crash near Carey Thursday night.
Idaho State Police said all three cars were traveling northbound on US Highway 20, just before 5 p.m., just a few miles north of Carey.
According to an ISP news release, a Ford Excursion, driven by Ashley C. Powell, 30, of Moore, struck a Ford F250, driven by Aaron R. Andrews, 48, of Carey — causing it to spin around. This pickup-truck struck a Nissan Rogue, driven by Cory L. Gunn, 33, of El Cajon, California. Gunn’s SUV struck a power pole.
Powell and her two juvenile passengers, Andrews and his juvenile passenger and Jason Gunn, 40, of El Cajon, California, were transported by ground ambulance to St. Luke’s wood River Medical Center in Ketchum. Cory Gunn and her two juvenile passengers were transported by air ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.
All lanes of travel were blocked for 3 hours.
Everyone except Andrews and his passenger wore seatbelts.
Patient conditions were not released.
UPDATE 7:40 p.m.: Idaho State Police said US 20/26/93 is now open.
ORIGINAL: Idaho State Police is currently investigating a multiple vehicle crash in Blaine County.
Officials are on scene on US 20/26/93 at milepost 207, north of the outskirts of Carey.
The highway is completely blocked in both directions of travel.
KMVT will update this story with more information as it becomes available.