BOISE -- One Meridian teenager is dead and another four are seriously injured after an early morning car crash in Boise. The victims range in age from 17 to 19 years old.
Boise Police say the crash happened at about 1:22 a.m. Saturday morning at North Curtis Road and Opohonga Street, just north of the connector.
According to their reports, five teens were riding in a 2002 Silver Lexus 4-door when they struck a cement wall at a high rate of speed. The crash instantly killed Scott R. Hyde, 18, of Meridian, who officers believe was in the back seat of the car.
Boise firefighters had to cut both front seat occupants from the wreckage. Three others, including the driver, remain hospitalized with what officers have been told are life-threatening injuries.
Sunday, those three remained in the hospital.
Boise Police crash reconstruction experts say it appears four of the five teens in the car, including the teen who died, were not wearing seat belts.
The only teen who appears to have been buckled in was the front seat passenger. She received non-life threatening injuries. Because she is a juvenile, no further information is available on her condition or status.
While the cause of the crash is uncertain, officers are certain excessive speed was a contributing factor.
Officers believe the Lexus traveled up Front Street to I-184, possibly via Broadway or Boise Ave. Police are asking anyone who may have seen the silver 4-door Lexus before the crash to contact them at 570-6290.