UPDATE: Death toll up to three in Jerome County crash

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Another person has died as a result of a crash in Jerome County on Nov. 11.

St. Alphonsus in Boise said that Cole Hatcher passed away at the hospital.

That brings the death toll from the two-vehicle crash to three. A minor and Martina Rivera Sandoval died on the day of the crash.

St. Alphonsus lists Shentasha Bybee and Ortiz Vega in critical condition. They have downgraded Michael Wornell to serious condition.

KMVT has not learned the status of the other two minors involved in the crash because their names haven't been released by authorities.


Two people died in a crash in Jerome County on Saturday.

Idaho State Police say Shentasha Bybee, 20, of Rexburg was driving a sedan northbound at the intersection of 150 W and 100 N. ISP says she failed to yield at a stop sign and collided with a mini van traveling eastbound.

That van was driven by Luis Ortiz Vega, 48, of Jerome.

Vega and two juveniles were flown to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. One Juvenile was transported to St. Luke's in Jerome. One of the juveniles died in the hospital. Martina Rivera Sandoval, 44, of Jerome was in the van and died at the scene of the crash.

Bybee was taken by ground ambulance to St. Luke's in Jerome. Her passengers, Michael Wornell, 29, and Cole Hatcher, 23, were flown to Saint Alphonsus.

The intersection was blocked for more than five hours.

Jerome County Sheriff's Office, City Police, City and Rural Fire departments, Magic Valley Paramedics, Life Flight and Air Saint Luke's all assisted on the crash.


A crash in Jerome County sent multiple people to the hospital on Saturday.

A KMVT reporter on scene saw at least two people taken away by air-ambulances and another by ground. Idaho State Police dispatch did not immediately know how many people were transported to the hospital. They did say two vehicles were involved.

ISP is investigating the crash. It completely blocked the intersection of 150 N and 100 W. The crash happened just after 9:30 p.m.

ISP, Jerome County Sheriff's Office, Jerome City Police, Jerome City Rural and City Fire departments, Magic Valley Paramedics, Air Saint Luke's and Life Flight all responded to the crash.

KMVT will update this story as more information becomes available.

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