Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Update: Speed and no seat belt factors in deadly crash; Officers find young man deceased after car crash

UPDATE: December 30, 2013 -  The Ada Coroner has identified the teen killed in a single vehicle crash over the weekend as Taylor Lobdell, 18 of Boise. The coroner has released blunt force trauma as a cause of death.

Investigating officers say excessive speed and not wearing a seat belt were contributing factors in the crash. Officers are also investigating whether alcohol was a factor. Members of the department send condolences to the teens family.

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Boise., Dec. 29, 2013 - Boise Police investigators say at this time there are no signs of foul play in connection with the death of a young man found deceased in a car early this morning in West Boise. Investigators are working with the Ada County Coroner to determine the exact cause of death.

What Happened: Emergency responders including Boise Police, Fire and Ada County EMS were called to a parking lot off West Executive and West President Drive at 8:36 this morning by a citizen who reported finding a young man behind the wheel of a car not breathing. Emergency responders arrived and confirmed the young man was deceased.

Boise Police crash reconstruction experts say it appears the young man was driving eastbound on Executive, failed to make the turn, went over some parking curbs, careened off a gate and came to a stop in the parking lot of a coffee company. The citizen discovered the crash this morning, however officers have found evidence the crash occurred shortly before 10:00 last night. 

Officers have identified the man as 18 years old from Boise. His name will be released by the Ada County Coroner.