BOISE-- Two Mountain View High School students died over the weekend in a car crash on East Wild Horse Lane in Boise. One of their classmates is recovering at St. Alphonsus in Boise.
The accident happened just after 2 a.m. Sunday when the car the teens were in went off a 100-foot embankment. There were four people in the Hyundai Tiburon.
Tiffany Walters, 17, and Robert Rogers, 16, were ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. Walters was driving. Braden Connolly, 17, is hospitalized and expected to make a full recovery. Another 20-year-old man was a passenger but he walked away with minor injuries. The Ada County Sheriff's Office says the 20-year-old was the only person wearing their seat belt at the time of the crash.
The Ada County Sheriff's Office says it will take weeks to finish investigating the crash. All the families still have so many questions but slowly they are learning more about what happened leading up to the accident.
"They were at a friend's house, about 10 of them total from what I understand, and I think one of the kids wanted to go see Table Rock and go over there," said Andrew Connolly, Braden's father.
Connolly's father says already Braden is making good progress. When he was brought in to the hospital he couldn't breathe on his own. Monday afternoon he was off the ventilator and talking.
"Braden remembers everything leading up to the first impact and then after that he just remembers waking up in the hospital," said Andrew Connolly.
Braden Connolly woke up with a broken pelvis, broken ribs and a collapsed lung.
"The doctor just shook his head and the only word he could use was 'miracle,'" said Andrew Connolly.
Monday afternoon family members of the Walters and Rogers went to East Wild Horse Lane where the car went off the road. They released pink and blue balloons in the teens' memory.
"I can't imagine what those families are going through right now and my heart goes out to them," said Andrew Connolly.
Connolly's parents went to see the crash site Sunday evening and they have a warning for others.
"I think I would think twice about going up at night time," said Andrew Connolly.
He says at night the road is very dark and if you aren't familiar with the area it could be easy to make a wrong move.
Andrew Connolly hopes to meet the 20-year-old passenger. He believes that man saved Braden's life. The 20-year-old called 911.
A crisis team was brought in to Mountain View High School to help students or faculty members who need to talk to someone about the accident. The Meridian School District says the crisis team will be there as long as they are needed.