Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police


Contact: BPD Media Relations Office
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Driver identified in Saturday’s car crash on Overland Rd.

The investigation into a car crash on Overland Road that injured 11 people on Saturday remains on going. As part of the investigation BPD crash reconstruction experts work to determine as accurately as possible what lead up to the collision using the physical facts and evidence available at the crash scene. A detailed investigation needs to be conducted to determine which violations of the law occurred and document the evidence in order to hold the driver accountable for those violations in criminal court. 

BPD does anticipate charges against the driver of the vehicle, his name is Roy L. Drennon of Eagle, age 49. Those exact charges have not yet been determined and are pending the results of the investigation and toxicology tests. While the driver showed no signs of impairment on scene, the toxicology tests are needed for a complete investigation.   

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Previously released September 16, 2017

Update: 11 victims were injured in today’s crash on Overland Rd.  Six victims were taken to the hospital by ambulance, five were taken to the hospital in private vehicles.  Their conditions are unavailable at this time.  The investigation is ongoing, once it’s complete the investigation will be forwarded to the prosecutor for possible charges.  

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Previously released September 16, 2017

Boise Police, Boise Fire and Ada County Paramedics responded to a crash with multiple injuries this morning near W. Overland Rd. and Entertainment Ave.  Just before 10:51 a.m. a vehicle leaving a car show parking lot crashed into several pedestrians on the sidewalk.  Eight people were injured, six were transported to the hospital via ambulance and two went in a private vehicle.  

An investigation into the crash is underway.  Preliminary information shows that the driver of a gray Porsche was accelerating rapidly as he left the car show onto eastbound Overland Rd. The driver lost control and ran into the nearby crowd.  The driver is cooperating with the investigation and the Porsche was part of the car show. Overland Road is closed at this time while officers continue to investigate.