Jackson Hole Fire EMS

UPDATE 4:20 P.M.: Traffic is flowing again on Highway 22 after a collision near Emily's Pond.

Police cited a 16-year-old Jackson male for following too closely. They said he rear ended a minivan that had eight people in it, causing the van to rear end the car in front of it.

"The back of the mini van was totally smashed," Teton County Undersheriff Matt Carr said.

Six people were transported by ambulance and three of them were treated at the emergency room.

Wyoming Highway Patrol, Teton County Sheriff's Office and Jackson Hole Fire/EMS responded to the scene.

The crash backed up traffic for at least two hours but officials were able to keep one lane open while the scene was being cleared.

"The amount of traffic in this town is unreal and it's concerning," Carr said. "There are people who sat for at least an hour from Wilson to town. One small event can really throw everything off."

UPDATE 12:45 P.M.: Six people have been transported to St. John's Medical Center with injuries after a three-car collision on Highway 22.

The three vehicles have "significant damage" but none of the injuries appear to be life threatening, authorities said.

Traffic is "severely impacted" and tow companies are on their way to try and clear the accident in order to get cars moving.

ORIGINAL ARTICLE: First responders are on their way to a three-vehicle accident that occurred just after noon on Highway 22 near Emily's Pond. 

If you can avoid the area, perhaps you can avoid being stuck in the resulting traffic jam.

Contact Johanna Love at 732-7071, jlove@jhnewsandguide.com or @JHNGeditor on Twitter.​

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