Nampa deputy chief: 'We lost one of our family members today'
NAMPA, Idaho (KBOI) - A 4-year-old girl and daughter of a Nampa firefighter has died after injuries sustained in a crash earlier this month.
Alyson Defur was one of eight people injured in an accident at the intersection of Orchard and Lake avenues.
According to the family's CaringBridge website, "Aly" was pinned when the family's truck rolled and she was deprived of oxygen. A CT scan Wednesday showed no brain activity, and the family made the decision to take her off life support.
Deputy Doug Strosnider, Nampa deputy chief released a statement Tuesday:
"It is with great sadness and heartache that we formally inform our family, friends, neighbors and community that our dear little Allison "Aly" Defur has passed away today. Allison was a vibrant young 4 year old girl full of love, laughter and life."
"She is survived by her parents Tom and Sarah Defur and her little brother Noah. Sarah has been a member of our Nampa Fire Department family for seven years and prior to being hired here was a member of Eagle Fire Department. We hurt and grieve for the Defur's, we also extend our love and compassion to everyone that was involved in this terrible tragedy. We would like to suggest that you take a moment to give those close to you a hug, tell them how much they mean to you and how much you love them.
In four short years Aly was very blessed, she was raised by two amazing parents that continue to put God and Family at the top of their priority list. Please continue to pray for the Defur family and all of those who were involved or effected by this accident. As a department we have had an outpouring of support and concern from our good friends at Caldwell Fire, Meridian Fire, Middleton Fire, Upper Deer Flat Fire, Boise Fire, Kuna Fire, Eagle Fire, Nampa Police Department, Canyon County Sheriff's Office and the Idaho State Police. The Defur family will be releasing information on services for Aly after they are determined.