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Ammon man charged after injury crash

Justin Johnson,18, of Ammon was arrested Friday after a traffic accident that hospitalized two women.

Idaho Falls Police said they were called to the crash at around 5 p.m. Friday. According to reports, Johnson was driving a Kia Optima that turned left onto Utah Avenue to head north. Because of a traffic back-up on Utah Avenue, Johnson collided with a motorcycle.

The 45-year-old motorcycle driver from Idaho Falls and her 37-year-old passenger, from Menan, were thrown from the bike. Neither of the women was wearing a helmet. Both were transported to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. The extent of their injuries and conditions were unknown.

During their investigation of the crash, police determined Johnson was under the influence of marijuana. His 19-year-old passenger, Lain Gladstone of Idaho Falls, was also cited for possession of marijuana.

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