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      2 killed in head-on crash near Wilder

      WILDER, Idaho (AP) A head-on crash east of Wilder has claimed the lives of two Homedale residents.

      The Idaho State Police says 23-year-old Amador Cortinas was westbound on Idaho Highway 19 at about 3:30 a.m. Friday when his car veered into the oncoming lane, colliding with a sport utility vehicle driven by 23-year-old Jacob C. Andersen of Caldwell.

      Cortinas and his passenger, 24-year-old Daniel J. Valdez, died at the scene. Andersen was hospitalized in Boise.

      The highway was blocked for about three hours after the crash, which is still being investigated.
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