Sunday, August 31, 2014

Highway Fatalities Mar Idaho's Labor Day Weekend

Posted By on Sun, Aug 31, 2014 at 9:00 AM

The Labor Day weekend is proving to be deadly on Idaho highways. 

In Bingham County, 54-year-old Jeffrey Ellis was pronounced dead at the scene of a two-vehicle crash on South 2400 West in Aberdeen, blocking the highway for four hours. His passenger and the driver of the other vehicle were rushed to Bingham Memorial Hospital.

Earlier in the day, a head-on collision on Interstate 84 near Mountain Home killed a Boise woman. Police say 31-year-old Kelly Berry's vehicle was traveling west in the eastbound lanes of I-84 when it collided with a semi-trailer. Berry was pronounced dead at the scene while the truck's driver was rushed to a Boise hospital.

The AAA of Idaho estimates that 187,000 Idahoans would hit the highways this long holiday weekend.
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