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Posted on: May 29, 2019

Press Release – Fatal Head-On Collision

On Wednesday May 29, 2019 at approximately 9:54 a.m. deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a two vehicle, head-on, collision just south of the Elkhorn Road intersection on State Highway 75, south of Ketchum, Idaho.

Sadly, this accident resulted in multiple loss of life.

A 2010 black Volvo driven by Peter Jarvis, age 82 of Sun Valley, Idaho, was traveling southbound on Hwy 75 when it left its lane, crossed over the center lane divider, and entered into the northbound lane of traffic. Jarvis’ vehicle struck a 2007 White Toyota Pickup driven by Piper Reed, age 34 of Ketchum, Idaho. Mr. Jarvis died at the scene. His passenger and wife, Sally Jarvis, age 82 also from Sun Valley, later died at the St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Center. Piper Reed also passed away from her injuries at the hospital. Reed’s Golden Retriever dog was also killed in the collision. All occupants were wearing seat belts. 

The incident remains under investigation. Updates on the crash scene investigation will be made available at a later date. No other vehicles were involved. The highway was closed for approximately 2 ½ hours while first responders worked at the crash site. 

“We send our thoughts and prayers to all those involved in this collision,” Sheriff Harkins stated. “We also would like thank our first responders for the extremely difficult and challenging job they often face. Our community has already experienced several tragedies this year on our roadways, and I would like to remind everyone to drive safely, drive respectfully, and drive undistracted.”

Sheriff Steve Harkins

Posted May 29, 2019 4:30 pm

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