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Small dog may have led to Idaho crash killing Ogden woman

NAMPA, Idaho — Alcohol, speed and a small dog in the car that distracted the driver may all have been factors in a one-vehicle rollover that killed an Ogden woman Monday evening.

According to Idaho State Police, Wendy Hoff, 49, of Ogden was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash that happened on westbound Interstate 84 in Nampa around 8 p.m.

Hoff and driver Shawn Sant, 47, also of Ogden, were not wearing seatbelts, police say, when the 1998 Dodge Neon went off the right side of the road and rolled, and Hoff was ejected from the vehicle.

Sant was transported to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise with minor injuries.

"Sant was possibly distracted by a small dog that was inside the vehicle at the time of crash," according to Idaho State Police spokesman Brandon Bake.

Investigators believe that alcohol and speed also contributed to the accident. The investigation is continuing.

Ladd Brubaker