3 Killed in Canal Accident
A 1 vehicle accident north east of Rupert Sunday 5/17 resulted in the deaths of 3 people – including 2 boys. The accident happened on 900 E. at 400 N. near Minidoka Dam.
Idaho State Police officials say 41–year old Roman Hunt of Rupert apparently lost control of his vehicle which veered off the roadway and into a canal becoming submerged in water.
Hunt and 2 of his 3 passengers were unable to get out of the vehicle, and died at the scene.
The 2 passengers that were killed were Isaiah Luna, and Austin Almendaraz , both 11–years old.
A 3rd passenger – Jeremy Almendaraz was taken to Minidoka Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The crash remains under investigation.