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Residents on edge about intersection after woman killed

The site of a devastating accident that killed a woman is a known danger spot that has long been a concern for locals, according to a resident that lives not too far from where the accident occurred.

Misty Young, 43, was struck and killed while driving along hit and killed last Thursday afternoon while driving at the intersection of 97th S. And 1st E. when her Chevy pickup truck was struck by a Toyota pick up truck.

She had to be extricated from the vehicle and later succumbed to her injuries at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. The driver of the Toyota was transported by private vehicle to the hospital for treatment to minor injuries.

Neighbors who spoke on and off camera called it an ‘uncontrolled intersection’.

“It’s one of many, said resident Rory Gosnell, who has lived in the area for six years and says that while Idaho Department of Transportation installed stop signs after a rash of accidents three years ago. “The neighbors have trimmed down their trees they did everything they could do to make it safe people just aren’t making it safe.”

The crash site was also the scene of another accident that killed Onofre Ponge in 2011.

On the heels of what happened in the last few years, Sgt. Brian Lovell with the Bonneville County sheriff’s office says the intersection has seen it’s fair share of accidents and urges residents to always use caution on county roads

“Your county roads are 50 miles hour roads; when you got two vehicles going 50 miles an hour and they collide that’s a significant crash.”

While there are no specific signs for motorists to prevent every crash, Lovell stresses that the responsibility falls solely on the driver. “It’s the driver’s responsibility to pay attention to those road signs, the speed limit signs, the traffic and control devices the stripes on the road”.

In the meantime, the family of Misty Young is mourning the loss of misty young and have already begun funeral arrangements.

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