Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Monday, April 29, 2013

Update: Fatal motorcycle crash off Warm Springs Ave.

Update: The Ada County Coroner has identified the young man killed in Saturday's motorcycle crash as Austin Laughlin, 23 of Garden City. He died of blunt force trauma due to injuries sustained in the crash.

Investigation Update: Investigating officers say reports indicate three individuals riding motorcycles were traveling east on Warm Springs Avenue near Starcrest Drive Saturday afternoon, April 27th, at approximately 3:30 p.m. Witnesses tell police that as the riders entered the curve, two of the motorcycles made contact with each other causing a crash. One adult male in his early 20's was thrown from his bike onto the Greenbelt below. The second adult male motorcycle rider, also in his 20's, was thrown from his bike. The third rider was not involved in the crash itself.

Citizens on the Greenbelt attempted to help the first rider but unfortunately the man died. The second rider was transported to a local hospital with what appeared to be serious injuries at the time. At this time, no citations have been issued.

The investigation into the incident continues.


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Media Advisory

Fatal Crash Investigation

Boise, April 27, 2013 - 4:07 - Boise Police crash reconstruction experts are in scene looking for answers as to what caused a crash that has left one man dead.

  What Happened: Officers received a call from witnesses at 3:25 pm reporting two motorcycles left the roadway and crashed off Warm Springs at Starcrest. At this time, speed, direction of travel and other details remain under investigation.

Sadly, responding officers found one man dead on scene. A second has been transported to the hospital with what appeared to be serious injuries.

Traffic Impact: at this time Warm Springs and the adjacent greenbelt are closed to pedestrian, bike and vehicle traffic as officers investigate and do their best to find what happened.

   Officers expect the toad will remain closed up to two hours. Please avoid the area.

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