UPDATE: Victims identified in head-on collision with semi truck Monday afternoon on Idaho 55 that killed two

Posted at 8:29 PM, Aug 24, 2020

UPDATE: Idaho State Police have identified the two victim's in the three-vehicle crash on Idaho 55 Monday afternoon.

Both the driver and the passenger of the 2002 Chevy Silverado both died of injuries at the scene of the crash, according to ISP. The driver is identified as 24-year-old Sophiah Mcvay Castro of Boise and her passenger was Emiko Pecchenio, 23, from Meridian, according to ISP.

The driver of the Freighliner semi-truck is identified as 57-year-old Benjamin Britt from La Grande, Oregon. Police identified Paul Gray, 46 from Nampa, as the driver of the Kenworth and his passenger as 24-year-old Jarren Brenner from Meridian.


Two people died at the scene of a three-vehicle crash on Idaho 55 on Monday afternoon, according to a news release from the Idaho State Police.

Around 1:14 p.m., the driver of a 2002 Chevy Silverado pickup truck driving southbound on Idaho 55 attempted to pass a 2016 Freightliner semi-truck that was in a slow vehicle turnout. When the pickup moved into the northbound lane, it collided head-on with a 2019 Kenworth semi-truck. The crash occurred around milepost 83, north of Banks.

The driver and passenger of the Silverado both died of their injuries at the scene, police said. They have not been publicly identified. The driver and passenger in the Kenworth semi were both taken by ground ambulance to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. Officials said all individuals in the vehicles were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.

This article was originally published by Nicole Blanchard in the Idaho Statesman.