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Officials in Blaine County on Saturday declined to release the names of three people killed Friday in a three-vehicle collision on Idaho Highway 75.

A Blaine County Sheriff's spokesman said the department was unsure if all of the family members had been notified.

Blaine County Deputy Coroner Kerry Bingham confirmed that the process of notifying next of kin was continuing Saturday afternoon. He said the victims were one male and two females, all from the Wood River Valley. None were juveniles, he said in response to a question about a comment coroner Russ Mikel made Friday to the Times-News.

The crash occurred at about 12:40 p.m., south of the junction with U.S. Highway 20. It involved a car containing the three now-deceased people, an SUV with three passengers and a flatbed truck with two occupants.

An air ambulance flew Jerome High School football defensive backs coach Bob Roberts to St. Luke's Magic Valley Medical Center in Twin Falls with a broken shoulder and rib injuries, according to reports. He is the owner of Gold's Gym in Twin Falls.

"I went up to see Bob this morning. He's doing OK," JHS Head Coach Gary Krumm said Saturday.

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A spokesperson for St. Luke's said Saturday that Roberts was in stable condition.

The other four people were transported to hospitals by ground ambulance. Authorities have not identified them.

The crash remained under investigation late Saturday by the Blaine County Sheriff's Office. No information was available about the cause of the crash.


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