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3 people dead after head-on crash that closed Idaho 21 Sunday afternoon

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Idaho 21 was closed for three hours on Sunday afternoon in the aftermath of a crash that left three people dead, according to authorities.

In the early hours of Monday, Idaho State Police confirmed the details of the crash, just north of Hilltop Station.

The crash happened around 3:20 p.m. Sunday when Jerry Neher, 51, of Nampa, was traveling south on Idaho 21 in a 2007 Chevy Trailblazer, according to ISP. Peter Tanorikiho, 67, of Boise, was traveling north in a 2012 Toyota Rav4, according to ISP.

Neher reportedly crossed the center line and struck the Toyota Rav4 head-on. Neher’s vehicle caught fire. Tanorikiho and his passenger, Lelelewa Tanorikiho, 60, of Boise, died on scene.

Neher was transported by ground ambulance to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. He later died of his injuries, according to Idaho State Police.

On Sunday afternoon, the Ada County Sheriff’s Office said on Twitter that the route would be closed in both directions indefinitely due to “a significant vehicle crash.” Around 6:30 p.m., Idaho State Police announced the road was reopened.

Idaho State Police is investigating the crash. Boise The Police Department, Ada and Boise County sheriff’s offices and Boise Fire Department also responded to the crash.

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