Two Killed In Idaho Collision

Apr 26, 2018

Four LDS missionaries were injured in a collision that killed two Idaho residents

A vehicle collision in Idaho killed two people and injured four Wednesday. The highway crash happened in Preston, Idaho near the Utah-Idaho border. Traffic was stopped for nearly four hours while emergency and law enforcement crews cleared the area.  

Idaho State Police report 83-year-old Franklin resident L. Max Richards was driving a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee when the vehicle was hit as Richards attempted to make a left hand turn onto Cub River Road. He and a passenger, 80-year-old Phyllis Richards, died at the scene when their vehicle was hit by an oncoming  2011 Ford Edge.

The driver of the Ford, 67-year-old Charly Sistrunk of Preston and his three passengers, were injured.  62-year-old Debra Sistrunk, 19-year-old Elijah Wall of Vine Grove, Kentucky and 18-year-old William Wilson of Georgetown, Kentucky were transported by ambulance to the Franklin County Medical Center. All four are missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, serving in the Utah Logan Mission. They are expected to recover.