UPDATE (1/18/2023) 12:04pm
The Ada County Coroner's office has identified the victim as 67-year-old Gary Baker of Meridian. Baker was the restrained driver and the sole occupant of the vehicle when it collided with a train at a high rate of speed.
The investigation continues to be conducted by the Ada County Sheriff's Office.
The Ada County Sheriff's Department is investigating a fatal collision between an SUV and a train on Kuna/Mora Road in South Ada County.
Initial reports indicate the driver of the SUV was traveling southbound as he attempted to cross the tracks in front of a train heading westbound when the crash occurred around 1:20 p.m. Tuesday.
Emergency crews responded and worked to remove the driver from the damaged SUV. Authorities say he was pronounced dead at the scene.
A man is dead after his SUV was hit by a train in Kuna. Officers are still on scene investigating. https://t.co/7bcU2xMpZE— Karen Lehr (@KarenLehr) January 17, 2023
At this time, the driver has not been identified. Investigators remain at the scene.
Although the train did not derail during the impact, it is stopped on the track blocking Cloverdale Road and Kuna/Mora Road just south of Eagle Road.
At this time the road has been reopened.