Three seriously injured in Monday night crash near Eagle
Just before 7 p.m. Monday night. Dec. 10, the Ada County Sheriff's office received a call of a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 16 near the intersection with Floating Feather. Three people were seriously injured in the crash.
According to Andrea Dearden with the Ada County Sheriff's office, a woman, 50 of Emmett, was driving north on Highway 16 in a Jeep Cherokee. A 16-year-old female from Eagle as driving west on Floating Feather in a Honda Accord. A 16-year-old male from Star was a passenger in her car.
"As the driver of the Accord began to move across Highway 16 in order continue on Floating Feather, the car collided with the Grand Cherokee," said Dearden. "Both teens in the Accord received critical injuries that were considered life-threatening. The driver of the Jeep was seriously injured."
Both 16-year-olds were transported by ambulance to St. Alphonsus, and the 50-year-old woman was flown by Air St. Luke's to St. Al's.
"An Ada County Sheriff crash reconstruction expert was on-scene collecting the information necessary to determine exactly what happened," said Dearden. "Highway 16 was shut down in both directions until the evidence was collected and the vehicles were removed from the road. The highway was reopened at about 11:45 p.m."
The condition of the three people is not known at this time.