UPDATE: Two killed in Wilder after head-on collision on Highway 19
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On Friday, October 18, at 3:31 a.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle fatality crash on State Highway 19 at milepost 11, east of Wilder.
Amador M. Cortinas, 23, of Homedale was traveling westbound on State Highway 19 in a 2005 Chevy Cobalt when he crossed the center line into the oncoming lane of travel. Jacob C. Andersen, 23, of Caldwell was traveling eastbound in a 1994 Chevy Blazer when he was struck by Cortinas.
Cortinas and his passenger Daniel J. Valadez, 24 of Homedale succumbed to their injuries at the scene. Andersen was transported by ground ambulance to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise.
Cortinas was wearing his seatbelt, Valadez was not wearing his seatbelt, and it is unknown if Andersen was wearing his seatbelt.
This investigation is ongoing by the Idaho State Police.
The crash happened just before 4 a.m. Friday morning on Highway 19, east of Wilder.
Crews on scene have confirmed that two people from one of the cars involved were killed.
The driver of the other car was taken to St. Al's in Boise. No word on that person's injuries.
Highway 19 has reopened.