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1 dead, highway blocked for hours in Idaho 55 pileup

A Boise woman was killed and two other people were hurt in the four-vehicle collision north of Cascade Monday.
Credit: Idaho Transportation Department
Traffic camera photo of Little Donner Summit.

CASCADE, Idaho — One woman was killed and two other people were hurt in a four-vehicle collision north of Cascade Monday.

The pileup happened at about 3:30 p.m., and blocked Idaho 55 for more than four hours. 

According to Idaho State Police, a 53-year-old man from Ogden was headed north in a Dodge Ram pulling a trailer when one of the trailer tires came off and flew into the opposite lane. 

A southbound 32-year-old from Caldwell, who was driving a Ford F350 pulling an enclosed trailer, hit the tire and lost control. The man swerved into the northbound lane, hitting an oncoming Honda Accord head-on.

The woman driving the Honda, a 58-year-old from Boise, was killed in the crash. She was wearing a seatbelt, police say. 

The Ford's trailer broke loose in the crash, and struck a Donnelly man's Nisssan Versa. 

The name of the woman killed has not been released.

The driver of the Ford pickup and the driver of the Nissan were both taken to a local hospital for treatment. The severity of their injuries is unknown.

Drivers traveling on Idaho 55 were turned back as emergency crews worked to clear the wreck. The crash remains under investigation. 

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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