Two killed in car accident
By GREG MOORE
Express Staff Writer
A Hailey woman and her 17-day-old infant were
killed in a car accident south of Timmerman Hill on Friday.
According to a press release from the Idaho State
Police, Carola Arias, 30, and Ariana Camila Arias, were passengers in a 1997
Ford Escort driven by Jose L. Arias, Carolaís husband.
The family was northbound on Highway 75 at about
3:30 p.m. when the car drifted onto the right shoulder. Arias overcorrected and
slid across the southbound lane, where the car hit a 1994 Ford F-250 pickup
At the time of impact, the pickupís driver, Ketchum
resident Jaime Collins, 37, had swerved off the side of the road in an attempt
to avoid a collision.
Blaine County Sheriff Walt Femling said Sonia
Green, a dispatcher in his office, arrived on the scene immediately after, and
performed CPR on the infant until police arrived. The infant was transported by
helicopter to St. Lukeís Wood River Medical Center where she died.
Carola Arias was declared dead at the scene.
According to the State Police, she was not wearing a seat belt, and Ariana was
improperly fastened in the car seat.
Jose Arias was treated at St. Lukeís for minor
injuries. Collins was not injured.