Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, September 27, 2010

State Street Crash turns Fatal

09-27-10 State Street Crash turns Fatal

    Boise, Sept. 27, 2010 - Boise Police continue to investigate a head-on crash Sunday afternoon on State Street in northwest Boise. The driver of one of the vehicles involved has died. 

    What Happened: The driver of a Honda Civic, a 53 year old man from Boise, headed westbound on State Street at Lander St., drifted into oncoming eastbound traffic, colliding a Dodge Dakota pick up head-on. The driver of the pick up, a 54 year old man from Eagle was treated and released from a local hospital following the collision. The driver of the Honda died late last night. The Ada County Coroner is responsible for releasing the names of deceased persons.

    Investigating officers say at this time it appears the Honda drivermayhave had a medical issue causing him to drift outside his lane, however the cause of the crash remains under active investigation.

    Officers are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash who has not already talked to police to please call Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS.

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Original release:

Boise Police Investigate North End Crashes

 
September 26, 2010
 
Boise Police responded to a major vehicle collision at State and Lander streets this afternoon at approximately 3:30 pm.  Two vehicles were involved in that crash.  One driver was transported to St Alphonsus hospital with life-threatening injuries.  The Boise Police Crash Reconstruction Team is on the scene attempting to determine the cause of the crash.  Additionally, Crime Scene Investigators and detectives are also on the scene. 
 
Traffic in the area is congested due to the investigation and driver's are encouraged to take alternate routes this afternoon.
 
Additionally, at approximately 6pm, another crash was reported about 1 mile from the original crash.  This crash is unrelated to the initial crash and occurred at Silver and Taft streets.  The second crash involved a bicyclist and a car.  The bicyclist (a female adult) was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  Officers are on that scene investigating the cause of that crash.  The driver of that vehicle (an adult male) has been cited for causing the crash.
 
The Boise Police Department is encouraging drivers to slow down and drive with caution on this busy weekend.  The warm weather has increased pedestrian, bicycle, motorcycle, and vehicle traffic.  Everyone is encouraged to share the road and drive with courtesy.  The BPD would like to remind drivers that speed is the major contributing factor in most traffic collisions.  Slow down...Save lives.
 
Drivers in the State Street area can expect traffic delays and are encouraged to use alternate routes this afternoon.