Saturday, February 6, 2016

Fatal Crash on SH55

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District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
Fax (208) 846-7520

For Immediate Release: 02/06/16 2:16 A.M.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On February 5, 2016, at approximately 6:38 P.M., Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle fatality crash northbound on SH55 at milepost 6, near Marsing.

Jarom Empey, 21, of Mesa, WA was driving northbound in a 2004 Ford pickup. Stephanie Frazier, 28, of Marsing, was driving soutbound in a 2011 Kia Optima. Empey drove across the center line, and collided head-on with Frazier's vehicle.

Also in Frazier's vehicle were Christopher Frazier, 35, of Marsing, and two minor children. Christopher Frazier and one child succumbed to their injuries at the scene. Stephanie Frazier and the second child were transported by ground ambulance to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. Empey was transported by ground ambulance to West Valley Hospital in Caldwell. All subjects were wearing seatbelts.

Southbound lanes and one northbound lane were blocked for approximately 4 hours. The crash is under investigation at this time.