Three sisters and a man died at the scene of a fiery head-on car crash Saturday when their Honda Civic slammed an oncoming GMC Sierra pick-up truck.
The deadly collision took place on Highway 95 near Marsing. Both vehicles caught fire but the GMC occupants still survived the inferno.
Idaho State Police identified the adults who perished inside the Civic as Juan Pablo Farias, 22; and sisters Melissa and Jasmin Rojas-Carrasco, ages 26 and 22.
Fundraisers identified the fourth deceased passenger of the Civic as Priscilla Rojas-Carrasco, the younger sister of the two women.
Witness Tanya Hoebel said that she intervened to help save the pick-up truck’s occupants despite calls from others to step back.
“A gentleman came walking towards me from the accident and told me not to proceed towards the accident,” she said.
“And I said, ‘Well, I can see flames from the vehicle, I can see smoke from the vehicle,’ and he informed me that there was nothing we could do.”
She added that just after they pulled out the victims from the wreck, it went on fire. The survivors were covered in pieces of glass and debris.
“I told him, ‘Okay, I just really need you to listen to my voice,’” she told one victim.
“I need you to just listen to my voice. I need you to breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth.”