Police continue to investigate accident that killed two teens in Jerome County

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JEROME, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) Police are still investigating a crash in Jerome that left two teenagers dead and three others injured.


Sixteen-year-old Baily Helsley of Nampa and 16-year-old Deven Schulz of Jerome were killed at the scene. The three teenagers in the other car were from the Magic Valley and were injured, but are still alive.

Idaho State Police say that alcohol was involved with the crash, and they are investigating to what capacity.

Jerome High School released a statement Tuesday saying that their thoughts and condolences are with the family and friends of the two teens who were killed.

The Jerome High School statement read said, "Our thoughts and condolences are with the family and friends of the two teens who were killed in the car accident last night in Jerome County. Jerome School District has counselors available if students would like to talk to them. They can be contacted through the district at 324-2392."

Idaho State Police confirms two people have died after an accident involving at least two vehicles in Jerome County at about 7:45 p.m. Monday.

Jerome County Sheriff Doug McFall said the accident happened on the intersection of 200 North 300 West, and one car was split in half.
McFall said the two fatalities were from that car and included one male and one female.

Baily Helsley, 16, of Nampa, was driving a sedan southbound on 300 West. Baily failed to yield to a stop sign and was struck on the driver side by a sedan that was driving westbound on 200 North, according to Idaho State Police.

Baily and his passenger, Deven Schulz, 16, of Jerome, were both wearing their seatbelts. Baily and Deven were ejected from the vehicle and succumbed to their injuries at the scene of the crash.

The westbound vehicle was driven by Casey Clapp, 18, of Wendell. Clapp and his passenger Emily Lozano, 18, of Jerome, were both transported by ground ambulance to St. Luke's Magic Valley Medical Center in Twin Falls.

Clapp's second passenger, Salvador Bielmas, 16, of Wendell, was transported by air ambulance to St. Luke's Magic Valley Medical Center. Emily was wearing a seatbelt, Clapp and Salvador were not.

McFall said the other vehicle came to rest on 200 North, just west of the intersection.

The intersection of 200 North and 300 West was blocked for approximately four and a half hours.

The crash is being investigated by Idaho State Police. Police believe alcohol was involved.

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