Idaho State Police investigating fatal crash in Jerome

A child has passed away after being hit by a car in Jerome.
A child has passed away after being hit by a car in Jerome.(KMVT)
Published: Jun. 5, 2023 at 6:30 PM MDT
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JEROME, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) —Idaho State Police are investigating a vehicle versus pedestrian collision that occurred at 1:56 p.m., June 5, 2023, in the 600 Block of North Fillmore Street, in Jerome City.

A 72-year-old female of Jerome was driving a 2019 Jeep Cherokee southbound on North Fillmore Street. A juvenile ran into the roadway and collided with the Jeep near North Fillmore Street and 6th Ave East.

The juvenile was transported by private vehicle to a local hospital, where they succumbed to their injuries.

The driver of the Jeep was wearing a seatbelt. The northbound and southbound lanes of North Fillmore Street were blocked for approximately three and a half hours.

The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.