Three killed, two hospitalized in crash on US-95 near Weiser

Posted at 12:33 PM, Jul 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-16 15:42:34-04

WEISER, Idaho — Idaho State Police are investigating two accidents on US-95 between Weiser and Payette that left three people dead.

Around 9:30 a.m. Sunday, ISP responded to a two-car crash near Sunnyside Road south of Weiser.

Police say 48-year-old Christine Dove was heading southbound on US-95 when she drifted off the right shoulder, over-corrected and entered the northbound lane hitting an oncoming car head-on.

Christine Dove and her passenger, Roy E. Dove, 67 of Weiser, died from their injuries at the scene. Next of kin have been notified.

The other driver, Lois G. Bridge, 71, was transported via air ambulance to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise where she succumbed her her injuries. Dove's two juvenile passengers were transported via ground ambulance to Weiser Memorial Hospital in Weiser.

All occupants, with the exception of Roy Dove, were wearing seatbelts. All lanes were blocked for four hours while crews cleared the scene.

Police are still waiting on toxicology results.

A separate accident just one day earlier turned fatal near Payette.

Around 11:00 a.m. Saturday, police say 55-year-old Frances Redick, of Weiser, died at the scene of a two-vehicle crash near Cox Road, five miles north of Payette, after failing to yield at a stop sign. She was driving westbound on Cox Road and was struck by a vehicle heading northbound on US-95, driven by 73-year-old Humberto Ruiz of Payette.

Ruiz and his passengers were transported to Weiser Memorial Hospital for treatment. All involved were wearing seatbelts.

Lanes were blocked for about three hours Saturday while crews worked to clear the scene.