3 from Weiser die as result of head-on crash

Idaho State Police say the driver of the car in the foreground and one of her passengers were killed when she left the roadway, overcorrected then crashed head-on into an oncoming vehicle. The driver of the other vehicle succumbed to her injuries on Monday.

A third person has died as a result of a two-vehicle crash early Sunday south of Weiser.

According to Idaho State Police, two people from Weiser died on scene in a two-vehicle crash on Sunday morning.

A news release from the Ada County Coroner on Tuesday afternoon, confirms that a third person died on Monday afternoon as a result of “blunt force trauma” sustained in the crash.

It is currently unknown why the driver, Christine M. Dove, 48, of Weiser, drifted off the roadway, then overcorrected only to collide head-on with another motorist.

The crash happened at about 9:36 a.m. on U.S. Hwy 95 near Sunnyside Road, south of Weiser, according to a news release from State Police.

Dove was traveling south in a 2010 Toyota Corolla, while Lois Bridge, 71 of Weiser, was heading north in a 2008 Ford Escape.

“Dove’s vehicle drifted off the right shoulder of the roadway,” reads the release. “Dove overcorrected, coming back onto the roadway and continued into the northbound lane, where she collided head-on with Bridge.”

Dove and her passenger, Roy E. Dove, 67, of Weiser, both died from injuries at the scene of the crash.

Bridge was taken via Life Flight to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, where she died from her injuries on Monday afternoon.

Dove’s two juvenile passengers were transported via ground ambulance to Weiser Memorial Hospital in Weiser.

With the exception of Roy Dove, all occupants were wearing a seatbelt.

The highway was closed for about four hours while first responders cleared the scene.

This crash remains under investigation.

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