EAGLE - One of the teenagers involved in a wreck Monday morning in Eagle has died. Destiney Jacobs would have turned 15 years old later this month. The family of the Eagle High School student feels comfort knowing she will live on as a donor.
Family and friends also hope the accident will cause a change at the intersection where the crash happened at State Street and Park Lane.
"It's such a tragedy," said Donella Kenyon, who is a close family friend and speaking on behalf of Jacobs' family.
Kenyon says the flashing yellow arrow needs to go away at the intersection. She says that's because investigators believe the driver of the car taking Jacobs and two other teens to school had the traffic signal when she made a left turn onto Park Lane from State Street and was T-boned by an oncoming truck.
"They've got to do something," said Kenyon. "You know you have not one school but three all the way to Linder and there's no school zones, caution signs, there's nothing and I think they need to take that light out and put in a regular street light and put up some school zones."
We talked with Craig Quintana about the possibility of that happening. He's the Ada County Highway District's chief information officer.
"Obviously what happened Monday was horrid, but it's an outlier," said Quintana.
He says when there is a dangerous traffic pattern they act, but there hasn't been one at the State Street and Park Lane intersection.
"Certainly we'll confer with law enforcement as to what they think ultimately was the issue with Monday's crash," said Quintana. "If there's something to be done, an infrastructure adjustment, then in consultation with them we'll certainly take action if something is warranted. But, at this point it's probably to early to tell."
Those who love Jacobs say they hope it doesn't take any more lives lost for action to be taken.
"If there's something we can do to prevent it we need to do it," said Kenyon. "This is something we can change."
Two teens remain in the intensive care unit at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Boise following Monday's crash. Kevin Jacobs, who is Destiney's brother, and Jonas Vincent.
Jamie Vincent was driving the car the teens were riding in to school. She is the mother of Jonas Vincent. The 36-year-old has been released from the hospital.
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