GRANGEVILLE - A 62-year-old Cottonwood woman was killed and two people injured Wednesday afternoon in a collision that involved two cars and a semi-truck.

Elaine L. Crea, 62, of Cottonwood, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident at milepost 250.8 on U.S. Highway 95, about 14 miles north of Grangeville. Charles E. Sumner, 75, of Clarkston, and Jessica L. Enneking, 25, of Cottonwood, were injured and transported to St. Mary’s Hospital at Cottonwood.

The Idaho State Police reported early this morning that the accident happened at 5:33 p.m. Wednesday after Crea, who was traveling north on Highway 95, attempted to turn onto Gulch Road. Enneking, who was following her in another car, was slowing down when Sumner, who was driving a Peterbilt tractor-trailer combination collided with the rear of Enneking’s car, pushing it out into a field. Then Sumner’s vehicle collided with the driver’s side of Crea’s car, pushing it down the highway. Both the semi-truck and Crea’s car were fully engulfed in flames, according to the ISP report.

Sumner was able to escape, but Crea was not, the ISP report said.

Traffic was blocked on the highway for several hours while law enforcement officers investigated the scene.

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