Saturday, August 30, 2014

UPDATE: Two-Vehicle Fatality Crash in Mountain Home

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

For Immediate Release: Saturday August 30, 2014 3:35 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office


The vehicle that Benavidez was driving was a 2000 Chevy pickup, not an International semi, as previously stated.

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On Saturday, August 30, at 1:38 a.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle fatality crash eastbound I-84 at milepost 95, in Mountain Home, Idaho.

Kelly Berry, 31, of Boise, was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of I-84 at milepost 95 in a 2000 Saturn LS. Anthony D. Benavidez, 18, of Hazelton, was traveling eastbound at the same location in a 1984 International semi truck and was struck head on by Berry's vehicle.

Berry was pronounced deceased at the time of the crash. Benavidez was transported via air ambulance to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. Berry was wearing a seatbelt; Benavidez was not.

Next of kin has been notified. This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.

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