CANYON COUNTY, ID — In a devastating incident near Notus, Idaho, two minors and two adults from Nampa lost their lives after their car collided with a train. The incident, which occurred on Saturday, April 13, at approximately 8:20 a.m. near US-20, milepost 17, has left the community reeling in shock.

According to the Idaho State Police report, the collision happened when a Chevrolet Silverado, occupied by the victims, attempted to cross a railroad crossing along a private road without yielding to the oncoming train. Tragically, the collision resulted in the loss of all individuals within the vehicle.

The deceased individuals are—the driver, Benjamin Maupin (38-year-old male), passengers Kapri Maupin (35-year-old female), Kayden Maupin (17-year-old female), and Ryder Maupin (11-year-old male). The manner of death has been deemed accidental by the Canyon County Coroner.

“This event serves as a stark reminder of the importance of adhering to traffic regulations and exercising caution when navigating railway crossings,” said Jennifer Crawford, Canyon County Coroner. “Our hearts go out to the families and loved ones affected by this heartbreaking loss.”

The family’s untimely passing has cast a somber shadow over the region, prompting an outpouring of condolences and support from the community.

The Idaho State Police is currently conducting a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident. Further details will be provided as they become available.

For more information, please contact Chad Thompson at (208) 614-5012 or