Driver identified in Saturday's car crash in which 11 were injured

Posted at 3:57 PM, Sep 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-20 19:27:40-04

The Boise Police Department has released the name of the driver they say was behind the wheel of a car that crashed into a crowd of people Saturday, injuring eleven.

A BPD news release says the investigation into the Overland  Road crash is ongoing. “As part of the investigation, BPD crash reconstruction experts (are working) to determine as accurately as possible what lead up to the collision using the physical facts and evidence available at the crash scene,” the release stated.

Investigators hope 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, the release pointed out. 

The Boise Police Department says it does anticipate charges against the driver of the vehicle. The driver is identified as Roy L. Drennon, 49, of Eagle. 

]“The exact charges have not yet been determined, and are pending the results of the investigation and toxicology tests,” the release said. “While the driver showed no signs of impairment on the scene, toxicology tests are needed for a complete investigation.”  
Eleven people were injured. Six victims were taken to a hospital by ambulance, five were taken to a hospital in private vehicles.  Their conditions are unavailable.  

The accident took place shortly before 11 a.m. Saturday near the intersection of W. Overland Rd. and Entertainment Ave. At that time, investigators said a driver leaving a car show parking lot crashed into several pedestrians on the sidewalk.   

Preliminary information showed the driver of a gray Porsche was accelerating rapidly as he left the show onto eastbound Overland Rd. The driver lost control and ran into the nearby crowd. He cooperated with the investigation, said officers.