Weekend car accident near Idaho Falls sends three to hospital

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — A multi-car crash sent three people to the hospital Sunday, July 30.

Idaho State Police say the crash occurred on southbound Interstate 15 near Idaho Falls when Garrett K. Pedersen, 19, and Joshua J. Beagle, 26, were stopped at milepost 112 for the merge of a construction zone.

Hannah J. Ellsworth, 19, failed to stop in time and rear-ended Beagle, blocking the right lane for about 90 minutes.

Ellsworth and her passengers, Hailee H. Pritchett, 21, and Jeffrey C. Byous, 65 were transported to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.

All passengers in all vehicles were wearing seatbelts.