Parma woman killed, 4 hospitalized after head-on crash in Canyon County

newsroom@idahostatesman.comMay 4, 2014 

A 73-year-old Parma woman died from injuries she suffered Saturday in a head-on collision on U.S. Highway 20 about 2 miles west of Notus, according to Idaho State Police. Four others were hospitalized.

The crash happened at 5:30 p.m. Saturday near Purple Sage Road in Canyon County.

Tillie Montoya died at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. Her husband, Eloy Montoya, 74, and two juveniles in the car were also transported to the hospital; all were wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash.

Spook C. Meras, the driver of the vehicle that struck the Montoyas' car, was also taken to the hospital. He was not wearing a seat belt.

Police say Meras was traveling east on U.S. 20. For unknown reasons, his vehicle veered into the westbound lane and crashed into the Montoyas' car.

Lanes in both directions of the highway were shutdown for about three hours.

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