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Wrong-way driver crash in Idaho kills 1 Minnesotan, injures 2 others

A 21-year-old Minnesota woman died in the crash.
Monica Buchite

A 21-year-old Minnesota woman was killed and two other Minnesotans were injured in a crash with a wrong-way driver in Idaho on Monday. 

According to Idaho State Police, the crash happened around 8:56 p.m. on Interstate 84 west of Burley, in south-central Idaho. 

A wrong-way driver, identified as Jennifer Thompson, 39, of Hagerman, Idaho, was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of the interstate when her 2011 Toyota Tacoma struck a 2008 Chevy Silverado head-on. 

Monica Buchite, 21, of Baxter, Minnesota, was a passenger in the Silverado and was pronounced dead at the scene. Thompson was also killed in the crash.

Buchite's boyfriend, Ryan Cordie, 21, of Aitkin, was the driver of the Silverado.

He was airlifted to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho, along with 44-year-old Karrie Cordie, of McGrath. Their current conditions are unknown. 

Buchite's Facebook page has been flooded with tributes from friends shocked by her tragic death, with friends describing her as "wonderful human being" and "one of the sweetest humans."

Everyone involved in the crash was wearing a seat belt, according to police in Idaho.

In a separate crash, a 21-year-old Minnesota native died Sunday afternoon when the 2002 Saturn he was driving lost control on a snow-covered highway in Iowa and collided with a semi. More on that tragic accident right here

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