Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

BPD investigating fatal vehicle vs motorcycle crash on Gowen Rd.

The Boise Police Department is investigating a vehicle vs motorcycle crash on Gowen Rd. near Federal Way. Gowen Rd. is closed to westbound traffic between Federal Way and I-84 while officers investigate. Drivers can still access westbound I-84.

What happened: Officers were called to the scene of an injury crash at 5:10 p.m. A motorcycle was traveling west on Gowen Rd. and the other vehicle was getting on the westbound onramp to I-84 when the collision occurred. The motorcycle rider was transported by Ada County paramedics to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.  The man's identity will be released by the Ada County Coroner once proper notifications have been made. The driver of the other vehicle was not injured.

Boise Police detectives and a crash reconstruction team are investigating the crash. Anyone who witnessed the crash is urged to call non-emergency dispatch at 2-8-377-6790 or contact Crime Stoppers: at 208-343-COPS (2677),, or leave a tip using the “P3 Tips” app for your mobile device.