Boise car crash leaves one teen dead, three in serious condition
Boise Police are investigating a car crash that left one teenager dead and three others seriously hurt.
Police say the crash occurred around 1:20 a.m. on Saturday, near North Curtis and Opohonga Street in Boise, just north of the connector.
A silver Lexus smashed into a cement wall, a barrier on the side of the connector. Boise Police say five people were in the car, and one person died on impact.
"It’s sad, they were all young kids," said Troy Elg, Boise Resident.
Boise Fire had to cut out parts of the Lexus to remove some people from their seats. Police say the five people, who were in the car, were between the ages of 17 to 19.
Three of them, including the driver, remain hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. There was only one young woman, who was wearing a seat belt and was not seriously hurt.
Boise Police say the driver could have been speeding anywhere from 80 to 100mph, judging from the violent impact and damage sustained from the crash.
"I heard a big boom, and just a couple seconds later, I heard something hit my roof and fall across the roof," said Elg.
The neighbor talked about how the crash was so violent, a small part of the car landed on his roof.
"I told that to an officer and he came up and put a ladder up and we found a lug nut on top of my roof, its where that ladder is, half a football field away," said Elg.
The lug nut from the car’s tire flew more than 100 feet away from the wreck to his roof.
Officers believe the Lexus traveled up Front Street to I-184 possibly through Broadway or Boise Avenue. Anyone who’s seen the silver 4-door Lexus before the crash is asked to call (208) 570-6290.