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SHOSHONE — A 71-year-old Dietrich woman was killed in an drunken driving crash Wednesday night, police say.

Cheryl Miller died in the crash after her car was hit by a pickup that crossed the center line on U.S. 93.

About 7 p.m. Idaho State Police responded to the crash at milepost 65, about eight miles south of Shoshone. 

Police say 39-year-old Larry Halbert of Caldwell was southbound on U.S. 93 in a Ford F150. Miller was northbound in a Nissan Maxima. Harlbert crossed the center line, striking Miller's car head-on.

Miller died at the scene, and Halbert was taken by ambulance to St. Luke's Magic Valley Medical Center.

Halbert wasn't a patient at St. Luke's, as of Thursday morning.

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Both drivers were wearing seat belts.

The road was closed until about 11:15 p.m.  ISP continues to investigate.

The Jerome County Sheriff's Office and Idaho Transportation Department assisted.

Charges are pending, an Idaho State Police spokesman said Saturday. 


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