UPDATE: Second victim dies following crash near Jerome

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The following is a news release from Idaho State Police.

UPDATE 5:45 p.m. SUNDAY

Idaho State Police report Cole A. Hatcher, 23, of Jerome, succumbed to his injuries at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise on Nov. 16.

ORIGINAL STORY

JEROME — On Saturday, Nov. 11, at approximately 9:29 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle fatality crash at the intersection of 150 W and 100 N, in Jerome County.

Shentasha L. Bybee, 20, of Rexburg, was driving a 2007 BMW 328 northbound on 150 W.

Luis V. Ortiz Vega, 48, of Jerome, was driving a 2006 Dodge Caravan eastbound on 100 N. Bybee failed to yield for a stop sign and collided with Ortiz Vega’s vehicle.

Bybee was transported via ground ambulance to St. Luke’s in Jerome. Bybee and her passengers Michael J. Wornell, 29, of Twin Falls, along with Cole A. Hatcher, 23, of Jerome, were transported via air ambulance to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise.

Ortiz Vega and two juveniles were transported via air ambulance to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. One Juvenile was transported to St. Luke’s in Jerome. One juvenile succumbed to injuries at the hospital. Martina E. Rivera Sandoval, 44, of Jerome, succumbed to her injuries at the scene.

Next of kin have been notified.

The intersection was blocked for approximately five and a half hours.

The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police. Idaho State Police was assisted by Jerome Police Department, Jerome Sheriff’s Office, Jerome County Rural Fire Department, Magic Valley paramedics, Life Flight Network, and Air Saint Luke’s.

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