An Idaho teenager died and several others were injured in a two-vehicle crash in Caldwell on Saturday afternoon, according to an Idaho State Police press release.
The crash occurred shortly before 5 p.m. on Simplot Boulevard and Notus Road, police said. Eighteen-year-old Joselyn Valenzuela, of Wilder, was driving southbound on Notus Road in a 1999 Mercury Mystique with two juvenile passengers when she attempted to turn eastbound onto Simplot Boulevard.
Valenzuela failed to yield to Greg Granden, driving westbound on Simplot Boulevard in a 1986 Ford F-150 pulling a trailer. Granden’s vehicle struck Valenzuela’s.
Valenzuela died at the scene, police said. Granden and both of Valenzuela’s juvenile passengers were transported to a local hospital. Their conditions were not immediately available. Granden’s passenger, Kent Granden, was not hospitalized.
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Idaho State Police continue to investigate the crash. They said all occupants wore seat belts except one juvenile passenger.