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On November 22, 2019 at approximately 8:05 a.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a traffic accident on Highway 75 at Ohio Gulch Road. The accident involved a Blaine County School District Bus and a 2003 White Honda Odyssey minivan.
It was determined that the 2003 Honda was northbound on Highway 75 and being driven by Beverly Palomera, 31 of Bellevue, ID and occupied by a passenger, Antoinette Cueto Diaz, 42 of Hailey,ID. The driver of the school bus, Tonya Marshall, 31 of Bellevue, ID was attempting to turn south onto Highway 75 from Ohio Gulch Road. Marshall told deputies she failed to see the 2003 Honda as she turned south. An on duty Blaine County deputy also witnessed the crash.
The 2003 Honda struck the driver’s side front of the school bus, went airborne and landed on its roof. Both Palomera and Diaz were wearing seatbelts and were transported to the St. Luke’s Wood River Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Marshall and six children on the school bus were uninjured. Marshall was cited for failure to yield from a stop sign.
Sheriff Steve Harkins
Posted November 25, 2019 @ 12:40 pm
CONTACT: Holly Carter – Blaine County Sheriff’s Office (208) 788-5536 End.###