Canyon County -- An 18-year-old Caldwell woman is dead after she lost control of her car on Saturday, according to Idaho State Police.
ISP says Ashlynn Husak was traveling north on Notus Road, near Dixie River Road, at around 3 p.m. when she became distracted. Husak lost control near a curve, rolling her 2004 Toyota Corolla. ISP says the car landed on its top and slid into a canal.
Husak and her passengers, 28-year-old John Alger, of Caldwell, and 22-year-old Kimber Cheney, of Greenleaf, were taken to West Valley Medical Center.
Husak died from her injuries at the hospital.
The extent of the injuries to the passengers is unknown.
ISP says everyone was wearing their seat belt. They are still investigating the crash."
Distracted driving is fast becoming an epidemic in our society. These types of news stories are heart-wrenching and, unfortunately, more and more common. As noted in this news article, the allegations of distracted driving affected several people, not just the driver of the vehicle. As a community, we should reinforce principles of safe driving and remind ourselves of the constant need for vigilance as we travel our highways, city streets and interstates. Our thoughts go out to all involved in this serious rollover accident.