US 93 crash blocks traffic north of Perrine Bridge

Image by KMVT's Elenee Dao. A two-car crashed blocked traffic northbound on US Highway 93, just north of Twin Falls, Friday afternoon.
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On December 28, 2018, at approximately 3:24 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle, crash on northbound US93 at milepost 50, at the north end of the Perrine Bridge, north of Twin Falls.

Violet Rowe, 80, of Twin Falls, was in the Perrine Bridge scenic lookout parking lot on the north east side of the bridge. Rowe was driving in a 2006 Mazda 6. Patricia Scheer, 76, of Jerome was driving northbound on US93 in a 2013 Dodge Avenger. Rowe made a left turn onto US93, driving southbound in the northbound lanes. Rowe struck the Dodge Avenger head on. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts.

Rowe and Scheer were transported by ground ambulance to St. Luke's Magic Valley Medical Center, in Twin Falls. Scheer was later taken by air ambulance to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise.

Northbound US93 was blocked for approximately two hours.

Idaho State Police was assisted by the Idaho Transportation Department, Twin Falls Police Department, Magic Valley Paramedics, and Jerome Rural Fire Department.

This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.

ORIGINAL: Friday afternoon, Idaho State Police responded to a crash northbound US Highway 93 at milepost 50, north of the Perrine Bridge in Twin Falls.

According to an ISP news release, the northbound right lane was blocked for a time. The accident occurred before 4 p.m. and later the left-hand lane was opened for traffic. More information will be released when it becomes available.

A KMVT reporter at the scene saw two cars, each with a smashed front ends. Later, one lane of travel opened for traffic across the bridge.

Views called KMVT saying traffic was backed up past Pole Line Road on Blue Lakes Blvd North. Traffic could still be seen moving slowly past the KMVT studios on Blue Lakes Blvd. North after 5 p.m.

Check back for updates when more information becomes available.

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