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Fiery I-15 crash near Malad blocks traffic

Traffic on Interstate 15 was blocked north of Malad after an accident involving a deer, a car and a truck Thursday morning.

Idaho State Police said Stephanie Viteri, 21, of Herriman, Utah, was driving a 2011 Nissan Altima northbound when she hit a deer, disabling the car in the right lane.

Donald R. House, 55, of Howe, Idaho, who driving a UPS truck hauling three trailers, struck Viteri’s car from behind.

The impact pushed the car off to the right side of the road. The cab of the truck and the first trailer caught fire.

House, Viteri, and another adult and a child in the car were all transported to Nell J. Redfield Memorial Hospital in Malad. They were all released from the hospital.

Both northbound lanes were blocked for about five hours. Crews were still working to clear the wreck, but the left lane was open Thursday afternoon.

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