Car wreck kills Blackfoot teen, injures another from Hansen


By Brittany Cooper

SOUTH OF SMITH'S FERRY, Idaho (KMVT-TV) The incident happened Saturday morning on State Highway 55, South of Smith's Ferry.

Idaho State Police say 19–year old Katherine Bulcher of Hansen was driving South on the highway through snow and slush.

She lost control of her car and ended up crossing into the northbound lanes.

Police say 62–year old Vernon Chitwood tried to avoid Bulcher's vehicle in his Ford 350 pick-up, but ended up colliding with the car.

Emergency crews took all occupants to St. Alphonsus in Boise.

Bulcher's passenger, 18–year old Sarah Asmus of Blackfoot died today from her injuries.

According to St. Alphonsus spokeswoman, Elizabeth Duncan, Bulcher is in critical condtion.

Bulcher attends the University of Idaho.

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