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POLICE: Three dead in multi-vehicle crash caused by dusty conditions


Three people were killed in a crash in Idaho on Saturday afternoon. 

The accident happened on May 1st near Mountain Home, Idaho. 

According to Idaho News 6, one semi truck, two cars, and four pickup trucks were involved in the crash on northbound Highway 51 at mile marker 83. The vehicles involved in the wreck are as follows:

  • A 2002 Kenworth semi-truck pulling a semi-trailer, driven by Joseph M. Inglin, 24, of Grandview.
  • A 2018 Honda CRV, driven by Daniel M. Holland, 32 of Meridian. Holland’s passengers were Lisa M. Holland, 34, of Meridian; Laurie A. Bloomquist, 38, of Portland, OR; and a juvenile.
  • A 2020 Nissan Pathfinder, driven by Tim Lusk, 60, of Puyallup, WA.
  • A 2010 Ford F150, driven by Isias Armenta Valdez, 39 of New Mexico.
  • A 1996 Dodge Ram 2500, driven by Douglas D. Meyer, 74, of Mountain Home.
  • A 2020 Ford F250, driven by Stephen A. Zandes, 34, of Mountain Home.
  • A 1996 Chevrolet Camaro, driven by Miguel A. Martinez Rosales, 23, of Mexico

Lisa Holland, Laurie Bloomquist, and one more as yet unidentified motorist were pronounced dead on scene. Daniel Holland, Valdez, Meyer, Zandes, and a minor involved in the accident were all transported to a nearby hospital.

Investigators believe that 45 mph winds in the area at the time may have kicked up dust, causing low visibility which led to the crash, reported KTVB 7 News.

A power line in the area was also knocked down because of the wind. 

The details surrounding the crash are still under investigation. 


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