Idaho

Nampa, Jerome teens die in crash near Jerome

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.

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.

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