JEROME — A fund has been set up to benefit a Jerome family affected by a fatal car crash Saturday night.

Donations can be made to the Ortiz-Vega Accident/Memorial Fund at any Idaho Central Credit Union.

Two people died and six people were injured in the crash in Jerome County.

Idaho State Police is investigating and a phone call from the Times-News seeking updates wasn’t immediately returned Monday.

Martina E. Rivera Sandoval, 44, of Jerome was killed in the crash at 150 West 100 North. A child later died at a hospital.

According to the Idaho State Police, Shentasha L. Bybee, 20, of Rexburg, was driving a BMW north on 150 West when she failed to yield for a stop sign, colliding with a vehicle driven by Luis V. Ortiz Vega, 48, of Jerome, who was driving a Dodge minivan.

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Bybee was taken by ambulance to St. Luke’s Jerome Medical Center. Bybee’s passengers, Michael J. Wornell, 29, of Twin Falls, and Cole A. Hatcher, 23, of Jerome, were flown to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise.

Vega and two children were also flown to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. One child was taken to St. Luke’s in Jerome.


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