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Saturday crash at Riggins claims life of McCall teenager, injures Malad girl

ICSO investigation continues into April 21 accident on Salmon River Road



— Investigation is continuing into a Saturday evening single-vehicle fatality crash that claimed the life of a McCall teenager.


Katelyn Thayer

Katelyn J. Thayer, 17, was killed in the April 21 crash reported 2.4 miles up the Salmon River Road, according to the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office.

At approximately 9 p.m., the Idaho County Sheriff’s Dispatch Center received a report that a vehicle had crashed and was upside down in the river.

While responding, Riggins Ambulance was met by a vehicle transporting Alaska Frandsen, 17, of Malad. Frandsen was ejected from the vehicle and witnesses transported her to meet the ambulance.

Frandsen advised responders there were multiple persons in the vehicle. While uprighting the vehicle, persons reported to be in the vehicle arrived on scene.

Thayer was removed from the vehicle and was deceased. No other victims have been located and investigators believe Frandsen and Thayer were the only occupants of the vehicle.

At this time, it is undetermined who was driving the vehicle.

Assistance was also provided by Riggins and Salmon River Rural Fire Departments.


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