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Crash sends car under canal bridge

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Rescuers work to get a car out of the canal on 105 W and County Line Road.

RIRIE, Idaho (KIFI) - A car ended up submerged under water after it collided with another car on County Line Road west of Ririe.

The car collided with a flatbed pickup hauling a trailer.

Deputies said bystanders jumped into the water and were able to pull an adult male from the driver's side of the car.  Deputies and firefighters were able to pull an adult male passenger out of the car after it had floated under the canal bridge.  

The driver was taken by ambulance to Idaho Falls Community Hospital with serious injuries and the passenger was airlifted to East Idaho Regional Medical Center with critical injuries.  

The driver of the pickup, an adult male from Rexburg, was uninjured, they said.  

Rescuers from Bonneville and Jefferson County responded to the crash at the intersection of 105 E. and County Line Road around 3:30 Wednesday afternoon.

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