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Crash in Canyon County Claims One Life


Idaho State Police is investigating a crash that occurred on February 9, 2023, at approximately 5:15 p.m., in Canyon County. 

A 2014 Ford F150 pickup, driven by a 64-year-old male, of Caldwell, Idaho, was travelling northbound on Friends Rd.  A 2009 Volkswagen Jetta, driven by a 27-year-old male of Meridian, Idaho, was travelling westbound on Lower Pleasant Ridge Rd.  The Volkswagen failed to yield at a stop sign and struck the Ford in the intersection of Friends Rd. and Lower Pleasant Ridge Rd.  Both vehicles came to rest off the northwest corner of the intersection.  

None of the people involved in the crash were wearing seatbelts.  The driver of the Ford and a 65-year-old female passenger, also of Caldwell, were both ejected from the vehicle.  The driver of the Ford was transported by air ambulance to a local hospital.  The passenger of the Ford and the driver of the Volkswagen were transported by ground ambulance to a local hospital. The passenger of the Ford succumbed to her injuries at the hospital.