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Boise man killed in fiery crash near Hidden Springs

One vehicle caught fire, while another went down an embankment, officials said.
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HIDDEN SPRINGS, Idaho — One person died and two others were injured in a fiery two-vehicle crash Thursday evening near Hidden Springs.

The crash happened shortly after 6 p.m. on Cartwright Road, between Hidden Springs and North Pierce Park Road.

According to Ada County sheriff's spokesman Patrick Orr, the cars were traveling in opposite directions on Cartwright, when one of the vehicles crossed over the center line and crashed head-on into the other vehicle, which then caught fire.

"The force of the impact was significant," Orr said.

The driver of the vehicle that caught fire died at the scene.

On Tuesday, May 12, the Ada County Coroner identified the man killed in the crash as 51-year-old Patrick Hickey of Boise. His cause of death was found to be traumatic blunt force injuries from the crash. A toxicology report is pending and could take several weeks to be processed.

The first car went down an embankment and was badly damaged. The two people inside were trapped and had to be cut from the vehicle. Both were taken to a Boise hospital with unknown injuries.

The identities of the two people injured have not been released.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation, which is being conducted by the Ada County Sheriff's Office.

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