One Juvenile Killed in Car vs Train Accident in Southern Idaho County
Another tragic accident has happened in Southern Idaho. Tuesday afternoon a juvenile driver was killed in an accident involving a train in Payette County, Idaho near the Oregon border.
The Idaho State Police reported the fatal accident Tuesday evening in an email release and in a post on their blog:
Idaho State Police is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on August 8, 2023 at 3:02pm at NW 10th Avenue and Washoe Road, in Payette County.
A juvenile, driving a 2011 Mazda 6, was traveling eastbound on NW 10th Avenue and failed to yield to an oncoming train and was struck.
The juvenile was not wearing a seatbelt and succumbed to their injuries at the scene.
The accident is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.
RELATED STORY: Juvenile Hit By Jeep in Southern Idaho Sunday Night
There have been a few vehicle accidents with juvenile pedestrians and drivers in the last few weeks. On Sunday evening a child was struck by a Jeep in Canyon County. Also in Canyon County, a teen driver was involved in an accident that resulted in the death of another juvenile passenger. In early June a juvenile was killed near a school in Jerome when the child ran into the street and was struck by a Jeep driven by an elderly woman.
Summer is a deadly time on Idaho roads and a new hazard will be starting again soon as school starts across the state over the next few weeks. More kids will be on the streets walking to school and bus stops, so drivers need to be extra vigilant when out on the road. There are many things to watch out for when driving when school is in session.