Saturday, August 30, 2008


I'd like to start a memorial column on the right side of the blog, to those who have passed away since graduation. If you know of someone that has passed, please let me know so I can add them. You can either respond under "comments" of this post, or you can email me at the above email. Also, if you happen to have a picture of that person, please send it to me so I can post it on the side. THANKS!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Sad News

For all of you who knew or had Mr. Mabey, he was in a serious car accident on Tues. July 22 with 3 of his students on their way up to a cross country camp. One of the students was killed and Mr. Mabey was taken to the hospital in critical condition. You can read the KTVB news story below. Keep him and the other students in your prayers.

KTVB.COM - BOISE - One person is dead following a three-vehicle accident on Idaho 55 just before noon today near the Boise-Ada County line.
Idaho State Police say two of the cars crashed head-on.
ISP Sgt. John Stauffer says a southbound Dodge Durango was pulling a two-axle trailer when the driver lost control of the vehicle in heavy rain. The trailer began to jacknife, pulling the Durango into oncoming traffic where it stuck a silver Subaru head-on. The Durango also careened into a mini-van driven by Tiffany Ghighina of Boise.
A passenger in the Subaru was killed in the crash. The drivers of the Durango and Subaru were taken to the hospital. Their conditions are unknown.
The driver of the Subaru has been identified as Glenn Mabey. Mabey is the cross country coach at Centennial High School in Boise, and is in critical condition at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center.
Ghighina was taking her daughters and mother to visit her 10-year-old son at camp. They had stopped in Eagle because of the heavy rain. She described the impact of the Durango and Subaru as an "explosion," with car pieces flying everywhere. She swerved to avoid impact, but the Durango was coming at her so fast she could not. Her mother, who was riding in the passenger seat, was hurt in the crash and taken to the hospital.
Another witness, Delcy Crane, said Highway 55 looked like a river with about 6-inches or more of water flowing on it.
Air St. Luke's crews transported one person to a Boise hospital.
Idaho Highway 55 was closed for a time, and traffic backed up for several miles. Traffic is moving again at the scene.