Two teens killed in crash near Table Rock
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Ada County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a crash that killed two teenagers and critically injured a third early this morning near Table Rock.
A homeowner living on East Wild Horse Lane called emergency dispatchers at 2:19 a.m. Sunday to report the crash. Ada County Sheriff's deputies, Ada County Paramedics, Boise Police and Boise Fire responded.
Based on evidence and information collected so far, it appears a 17-year-old female, of Boise, was driving a Hyundai Tiburon south on East Wild Horse with three passengers. The group had been visiting a home on East Wild Horse just prior to the crash.
Investigators say the driver negotiated one turn but was traveling too fast to negotiate a second curve. The Tiburon left the west side of the road, went over an embankment and landed about 100 feet below.
The 17-year-old driver and a 17-year-old male passenger, of Meridian, were ejected from the vehicle and were pronounced dead at the scene. A 17-year-old male passenger, of Boise, was also ejected. He was transported by ambulance to Saint Alphonsus with critical injuries but doctors say he is expected to survive. A fourth passenger, a 20-year-old male, of Boise, was able to walk away from the crash with a minor hand injury. Deputies say the initial investigation indicates the 20-year-old is the only person in the vehicle wearing a seatbelt.
The names of those killed in the crash will be released by the Ada County Coroner's Office after next of kin has been notified.
The investigation is in its earliest stages. Deputies are working to determine exactly what happened. Part of that investigation will include determining what factors (speed, alcohol, road conditions, etc.) that contributed in the crash.