Update: Bonneville County Sheriff’s Deputies have identified the victims involved in Sunday's early morning crash at 49th S and Holmes Ave. Omar Arias, 19 of Idaho Falls, was driving a Red Subaru west bound on 49th S when he failed to yield for a stop sign at the intersection with Holmes. Arias collided with a south bound Silver Hyundai driven by 24 year old Alexandria Dalessi of Idaho Falls. Dalessi’s passenger was identified as 24 year old Sarah Lenon, also of Idaho Falls. All three victims died as a result of the crash.
At approximately 3:10 a.m. this morning, Bonneville County Sheriff’s Deputies, Idaho Falls Police Officers, and Idaho Falls Fire responded to the intersection of S. Holmes and 49th S. to a two vehicle crash. As emergency personnel arrived they located two vehicles submerged in the adjacent canal and two female adults who had been ejected from one of them. One female was found deceased on the scene and Idaho Falls Fire transported the other to the hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.
While emergency personnel and a Sheriff’s Office diver searched the canal for further victims, a wrecker was called to the scene to retrieve one of the vehicles that was upside down and under the water. Upon doing so a male adult occupant was discovered deceased and trapped inside. No other victims or persons involved were located.
Deputies determined the vehicle with the male victim was traveling west on 49th S. and failed to yield to a south bound vehicle occupied by the two females at the intersection with Holmes. Deputies believe alcohol was a factor and the crash is still under investigation.
Victims names are being withheld at this time pending family notification.