Payette woman dies in crash with semi

This photo shows the semi-tractor that was hauling two full trailers of lumber which collided with a minivan on Dec. 12 in a head-on crash. The driver of the minivan died in the crash.

A Payette woman died on Dec. 5 in a head-on crash on U.S. 95, north of Payette.

According to a news release from Idaho State Police, the crash happened near milepost 72 and the agency responded just after 8 p.m.

During the initial investigation police discovered that Susan Griffin, 73, of Payette, was driving north on the highway in a minivan. At the same time, Richard Young, 33, of Council, was driving south in a semi-tractor hauling two trailers full of lumber.

Police say the vehicles collided head-on, but did not indicate whether someone drifted into the other lane. The crash is still being investigated.

Griffin was not wearing a seatbelt, and died at the scene of the crash.

Young was wearing a seatbelt and was uninjured.

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