Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Vehicle-Pedestrian Collision, Fairview Ave.

10-10-10 Vehicle-Pedestrian Collision, Fairview Ave.

    UPDATE: Boise, Oct. 10, 2010, 4:45p- Boise Police have learned the man hit on Fairview Ave last night has died. He succumbed to his injuries this morning.

   Boise Police will continue and complete their investigation into the collision. The report will be routed to prosecutors to review for potential criminal charges.

   Identities of deceased persons are available from the Ada County Coroner following notification of family. 

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       Boise, Oct. 10, 2010 - 12:55 p.m. - Boise Police are investigating a collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian that happened earlier this evening on Fairview Ave. near Hilton. The pedestrian, a man in his early 60's from Boise is hospitalized with, what officers have been told may be life threatening injuries.

      What Happened: Boise Police were called by witnesses to the collision at 9:54 p.m. this evening. When officers and emergency medical personnel arrived, they found the pedestrian seriously injured still lying in the street. He was transported to a nearby hospital where he remains at this hour.

      Witnesses tell officers the man was walking across Fairview from south to north. At this time it appears the pedestrian was not at an intersection and not in a crosswalk. A pick up truck driven by a 26 year old man from Boise hit the pedestrian. 

      The driver of the pick up drove off following the collision. Witnesses were able to give officers a description of the suspect vehicle and officers began searching for the truck. About 20 minutes later the driver returned to the scene and identified himself to officers as the driver involved in the collision. 

      The Boise Police Crash Reconstruction Team is on scene. Fairview Ave was closed in both directions immediately following the collision while officers investigated. Fairview is just now being re-opened. At this time, the investigation is still underway. No charges have yet been filed in connection with this incident pending the outcome of the investigation.

      Investigating officers say if anyone witnessed the collision or has information and has not already been interviewed by officers, those citizens are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS.