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1 killed in 'horrific' Lewiston crash

A 52-year-old woman was killed in a car accident after another vehicle ran a stop sign in Lewiston, police reported on Thursday, June 2, 2017.
A 52-year-old woman was killed in a car accident after another vehicle ran a stop sign in Lewiston, police reported on Thursday, June 2, 2017.
Utah Highway Patrol

LEWISTON, Cache County — A 52-year-old woman was killed in a car accident after another vehicle ran a stop sign in Lewiston, police reported on Thursday.

"It was one of the most horrific crashes I've seen in 20 years," said Sgt. Wyatt Goring of the Cache County Sheriff's Office, who responded to the scene of the accident. "And I've seen thousands."

Ronda Alder and her husband, Kraig Alder, 53, from Preston, Idaho, were driving in a green Dodge Dakota traveling east on 1600 South in Lewiston around 7 p.m. on Thursday. Samuel Cann, 20, was driving north on Main in a red Ford F-250, according to police reports.

Both vehicles were going at high speeds when Cann drove through a stop sign at the intersection and struck the Dodge broadside on the passenger side, police reported.

Ronda Alder, who was not wearing a seat belt, was partly ejected from the passenger seat of the car, sustaining severe injuries, police said. Kraig Alder and Cann's injuries were serious, but not considered life threatening injuries.

The couple was taken to the Cache Valley Speciality Hospital, where Ronda Alder died from her injuries. Cann was transported to the Logan Regional Hospital.

As of Friday morning, both Kraig Alder and Cann were in critical but stable condition, police reported.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

— Ashley Stilson