Weekend Accidents Claim Two Lives


Two weekend accidents—one in Nampa, another in eastern Idaho—have claimed two lives.

Idaho State Police are investigating a two-car crash that killed 21-year-old Allison Brungardt of Meridian. ISP say Brungardt's vehicle crossed the center line on Cherry Lane in Nampa in the evening hours of Feb. 21. That's when ISP said Brungardt's car smashed into another vehicle. Brungardt was dead at the scene and the driver of the second vehicle, 21-year-old Hayden Wright of Nampa was taken to Saint Alphonsus Health Plaza in Nampa for treatment of her injuries.

Meanwhile, a northern Utah man was killed Feb. 21 in a snowmobile accident in Franklin County. Law enforcement was notified of the accident in the area of the Franklin Basin, triggering a search and rescue effort. The Franklin County Sheriff's Office later said 73-year-old Denis Thompson of Smithfield, Utah, had climbed a very steep hill on his snowmobile but it appeared that the snowmobile had struck some trees. Thompson was dead at the scene.