Bad Accidents Throughout the Region: Multiple Injuries, One Arrest 

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Large swaths of black ice triggered treacherous driving conditions through much of the region Monday morning. Ada County Sheriff's deputies were busy at several crash scenes, including a non-injury pickup vs. school bus collision on West Chinden Boulevard; a two-car wreck on Chinden near Curtis Road that resulted in one person being taken to a local hospital; and a woman trapped in her vehicle following a crash on Meridian Road near Rosalyn Court.

One person was killed Monday morning on Interstate 84 near Jerome. That's where the Gooding County Sheriff's Office reports a pickup had been traveling the wrong way— eastbound in the westbound lanes. The pickup driver led law enforcement on a brief chase before crashing into a westbound semi truck. The driver of the pickup was taken into custody, but a passenger in the semi died of injuries sustained in the crash. The name of the victim and the pickup driver have yet to be released.

Monday morning's accidents come after a bad crash on Idaho 55, near the summit of Horseshoe Bend Hill, on Sunday. Two people were rushed to the hospital after their vehicle was struck from behind. Idaho State Police is still investigating that crash.

The National Weather Service office in Boise says overnight and early morning temperatures are expected to hover near the freezing mark through much of the week ahead.
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