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On Thursday, May 20, 2021, at approximately 2:32 p.m., Blane County Sheriff deputies responded to a two-vehicle crash at the junction of U.S. Highway 20 and State Highway 75, near Timmerman Hill.
Crash scene investigation determined that Bomi Kang, age 63 of Van Nuys, California, was driving eastbound on Highway 20 in a 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee with her husband, Shungneng Kang, age 55 of Hacienda Heights, California.
The Jeep failed to yield to oncoming traffic at the junction and was struck by Shere Herrera, age 42 of Twin Falls, Idaho, traveling north on Highway 75, driving a 2015 Peterbilt truck with two trailers. Bomi Kang was transported by air ambulance to Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls. Shungneng Kang and Shere Herrera were both transported by ground ambulances to St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Center.
The Jeep received substantial damage from the crash. The Peterbilt truck had moderate damage but was able to be driven from the scene. It was determined that Shungneng Kang and Shere Herrera were wearing their seat belts. Deputies were unable to determine if Bomi Kang was wearing a seat belt due to her injuries.
Sheriff Steve Harkins
Posted: 10:45 p.m. on May 24, 2021
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