Nampa girl dies of injuries after wreck

kterhune@idahostatesman.comJuly 10, 2013 

Alyson Defur


The family of 4-year-old Alyson Defur made the decision to take her off life support Wednesday afternoon. The family hopes to donate the girl's organs, according to a Facebook post by Tom Defur, Alyson's father; she has been declared brain dead, but it will take one to two days to donate her organs, according to a post on a CaringBridge account.

Alyson suffered serious brain injuries in a Sunday night crash in Nampa. Her heart and lungs were also injured in the wreck.

A CT scan Wednesday showed that the girl had irreversible brain damage, according to information on a CaringBridge account set up by Alyson’s family.

Alyson, her parents, grandparents and 1-year-old brother were in a pickup truck that collided with a van driven by Kayla Bartrop, 18, at the intersection of Lake and Orchard avenues west of Nampa. Bartrop failed to yield at the stop sign, according to the Idaho State Police.

The crash sent six adults and three children to area hospitals. Everyone but Alyson has since been released.

ISP is still investigating the crash. If officers find that a crime has been committed, they will send that information to Canyon County prosecutors, who may file charges.

The Canyon County Prosecutor's Office declined to comment on the situation Wednesday, because prosecutors have not yet received the police reports.

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