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2 dead after massive interstate crash

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BINGHAM COUNTY, Idaho (KIFI) - UPDATE 3/27/23: Idaho State Police is investigating a double fatality collision that occurred Sunday at 4:56 p.m. at southbound Interstate 15 milepost 94, in Bingham County.

A 41-year-old male, of Chester, was driving a 2001 Lincoln Navigator, northbound on Interstate 15 with a 38-year-old female passenger, of Rexburg.

A 19-year-old female, of Caldwell, was driving a 2009 Toyota RAV4, southbound on Interstate 15 with an 18-year-old female passenger, of Meridian.

The Lincoln Navigator crossed through the median into the southbound lanes of traffic where it impacted the Toyota RAV4 head on.

Both occupants of the Lincoln Navigator were not wearing seatbelts. The driver of the Toyota RAV4 was wearing a seatbelt.

Both female passengers succumbed to their injuries at the scene. Both drivers were transported to local hospitals.

All southbound lanes of travel were blocked for about three hours.

This incident remains under investigation by Idaho State Police.

ORINIAL: Two people are dead after a car crash on I-15 just before 5 pm Sunday. 

A 19-year-old woman from Caldwell was driving southbound along with an 18-year-old woman from Meridian, when a 41-year-old man from Chester,  with a 38-year-old woman from Rexburg, crossed the median and crashed into the teenager's car. 

The passengers of both cars died on the scene. Both of the drivers were taken to local hospitals. 

All southbound lanes were blocked for about three hours. 

Troopers say the occupants in the mans car were not wearing their seat belts. 

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