NAMPA - Two women are dead after a late-night crash and car fire on Interstate 84 in Nampa. Idaho State Police say the crash happened at 11:35 p.m Tuesday.
Canyon County Coroner Vicki DeGeus-Morris has identified the victims as 24-year-old Lauren Desaree Lane of Nampa and 22-year-old Christa K. Anderson of Middleton. At this point, authorities have not identified which young woman was driving the car.
However, we do know that both women died from injuries caused by blunt force trauma, according to the coroner. Authorities say it's unknown if drugs or alcohol was a factor in the crash, and it will likely take several weeks to get back toxicology results.
Officers say the driver lost control of a 2009 Chevy Corvette as she was traveling northbound on Happy Valley Road.
They say the woman crossed the Garrity Road onramp, rolled the Corvette, and ended up on a concrete barrier on the interstate. Police say that's when one of the women was ejected from the car.
Afterward, the car the burst into flames. Police say both women died at the scene of the crash.
Tyler Larsen rushed to the scene as witnesses tried to help the victims. He says bystanders tried to drag one woman away from the flaming wreck. Another woman was trapped inside, according to Larsen.
Police say speed appears to have been a factor in the crash.
The Garrity onramp and part of I-84 were blocked for nearly four hours after the accident.