Idaho State Police are investigating a three-car crash near Rathdrum that sent five people to the hospital on Thursday.
At about 1:40 p.m. on State Highway 53 at Fowler Road, east of Rathdrum, a man driving a 1995 Ford Econoline van hit the rear end of a 2008 Lexus SUV driven by a woman, according to a news release from Idaho State Police.
The Lexus was pushed into oncoming traffic, where it was then hit by a Nissan van pulling a cargo trailer. The Nissan, occupied by a man and a woman, flipped onto its roof and came to a rest on the side of the road.
All but one of the individuals in the accident was wearing a seat belt at the time, and all were taken to Kootenai Health. Their conditions are unknown.
The road was blocked for about two hours, according to ISP.
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