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Two killed in wrecks near Melba and Weiser

Two people were killed in separate wrecks Saturday near Melba and Weiser.

According to Idaho State Police:

Tomas Munoz Gomez, 35, of Melba, was driving east on Big Foot Road near Melba when his motorcycle was struck from behind at about 5:43 a.m. Munoz, who died at the scene, was riding a Honda motorcycle that was not equipped with lights. He was not wearing a helmet, ISP said.

The motorcycle was struck by a Dodge Charger driven by Edgar Almanza, 36, of Nampa. The ISP did not indicate that Almanza was cited.

In the second incident, Cheyenne Wiggins, 18, of Payette, was driving a 2005 Dodge Pickup on Crane Road, 20 miles east of Weiser. She lost control of the pickup, went off the road and rolled the vehicle.

A passenger, Sarah Johnson, 24, of Payette, was ejected. She died at the scene.

Neither Wiggins, Johnson nor another passenger, Samual Hunt, 31, of Payette, wore seatbelts.

Both wrecks were under investigation late Saturday.

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