Baily Helsley and Deven Schulz, both 16, were ejected from their red 2002 Honda Civic and died at the scene of the 8 p.m. Monday crash in rural Jerome County.
According to Idaho State Police, Helsley, of Nampa, was headed south on 300 West Road when he failed to yield at a stop sign at 200 North. The intersection is northwest of the city of Jerome.
Helsley’s Civic was hit on its driver’s side by a black 2011 Hyundai Elantra that was westbound on 200 North.
Schulz, of Jerome, and Helsley were both wearing seatbelts but were ejected anyway. Police say alcohol was a factor in the crash.
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Inside the Elantra were driver Casey Clapp, 18, of Wendell and passengers Emily Lozano, 18, of Jerome, and Salvador Bielmas, 16, of Wendell. Only Lozano wore a seatbelt. An air ambulance flew Bielmas to St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center; Clapp and Lozano were taken there by ground ambulance.
The intersection was blocked for about 4 1/2 hours. The crash remains under investigation.