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Two injured and one dead in a car crash in Melba Saturday evening

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A crash in Canyon County left a teenager dead and two others hospitalized Saturday night.

The youth from Melba was driving a Ford F150 pickup eastbound on Melmont Road and failed to stop at the Southside Boulevard intersection in Melba at 8:40 p.m., Idaho State Police said in a news release.

The teen’s truck collided with a Toyota Camry carrying a 44-year-old man and a 43-year-old woman, both from Melba.

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The boy, who was not wearing a seat belt, died at the scene from his injuries.

The other two people involved were both taken to a local hospital for treatment, the woman by air ambulance and the man by ground ambulance.

The intersection was closed for about three hours after the collision.

Police said they are continuing to investigate.

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Reporter Sally Krutzig covers local government, growth and breaking news for the Idaho Statesman. She previously served in the Idaho State Legislature for Postal Service.