More than 100 head of cattle, heading from a Kuna ranch to a Texas feedlot, were killed in an ugly crash late Monday when a tractor-trailer flipped onto its side on Kuna Mora Road.
Two people riding in the cab of the truck were transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Three cows were immediately killed in the crash and scores of other animals were euthanized after suffering serious injuries.
A separate crash in Fruitland on Monday sent an elderly woman and two children to the hospital.
Idaho State Police say 76-year-old Carolyn Lloyd of Payette ran a stop sign before her vehicle was hit by another car in an intersection on Pennsylvania Avenue. Lloyd was taken to St. Luke's Clinic in Fruitland while the children, ages 11 and 14, were airlifted to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. The accident is under investigation.
Meanwhile the Idaho State Police have been formally called in to investigate the circumstances of a Sept. 14 crash involving a Boise County Sheriff's Office vehicle that sent two people to the hospital. The accident occurred on Highway 21 between Highland Valley Summit and Robie Creek Road.
According to preliminary reports, a Boise County deputy was traveling southbound in a patrol vehicle when he braked his vehicle and made a U-turn to pursue a speeding vehicle in the northbound lane. A motorcyclist traveling behind the deputy's vehicle quickly braked, ejecting the driver and rider. Neither was wearing a helmet.
Anyone with information on the crash is encouraged to call ISP at 208-846-7550. In particular, ISP wants to speak to the driver of a dark-colored Hummer that was traveling in the northbound lane around the time of the crash—6:15 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14.