Saturday, May 31, 2008

Update on Fatal Accident Near Sweet

Update on Fatal Accident Near Sweet

Sweet, Idaho -- We have an update on the fatal accident on Saturday that killed a father and his two daughters just outside Sweet in Gem County.

The third child involved in that crash -- 6-year-old Taylor Coburn -- is currently in critical condition at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center.

Taylor and her father and two sisters where traveling on the Sweet-Ola highway around 11:30 a.m. when their truck hit a piece of pipe that came lose from an oncoming trailer.

Her father, David, lost control, left the roadway and crashed into Squaw Creek.

Neighbors nearby tried to pull the four victims to safety, but David was pronounced dead at the scene.

Ellie, 4, and Kaitlyn, 8, were rushed to the hospital but later succumbed to their injuries.

"Its going to be tough on a lot of people, not only for the people involved. They know each other, they work together, they all live in the same area. It's going to be very tough on them," said Idaho State Police trooper Gordon Dye.

The driver of the pickup that was towing the trailer -- 18-year-old Devin Morgan -- and his passenger were uninjured in the accident.

The crash is still under investigation by Idaho State Police with assistance from the Gem County Sheriff's Office.

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