Violent single-car rollover in Nampa leaves teenager dead, eight others injured, home's front lawn damaged
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A 15-year-old girl is dead after a violent single-car rollover crash in Nampa early Saturday morning.
Idaho State Police say 21-year-old Freddy Quezada of Caldwell was behind the wheel with eight passengers when he lost control of his car around 4:30 a.m. Saturday. The car sped through the front lawn of a Nampa home near the intersection of Orchard Ave. and Lake Ave, the rolled over several times before landing in an adjacent canal.
15-year-old Stephanie Rodriguez, one of Quezada's passengers, died at the scene. Quezada and seven others are injured.
Nampa homeowner, Shawna Phillips, woke up to loud bangs outside her door. "Immediately, I thought my house got hit and I was trying to figure out what end of my house was caving in," Phillips said. According to Phillips an ISP trooper told her Quezada crashed into her property driving at speeds close to 120MPH.
Mike Phillips, a Nampa firefighter was at work at the time of the crash. This first responder says his property can be replaced. His concerns Saturday lie with the victims and their families.
"This, for me," Phillips said. "I love my house. "It's just property, I can replace all of this, but those lives are changed forever and I know of at least one family whose Christmas will never be the same."
No charges against Quezada have been filed at this time. The crash remains under investigation.
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