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Crash in Caldwell kills Greenleaf café owner

Idaho State Police are investigating the crash, which happened Tuesday night on South 20th Avenue near Fillmore Street.
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CALDWELL, Idaho — Nathan Daniels, 49, died Tuesday night after a pickup struck him in the area of South 20th Avenue and Fillmore Street, the Canyon County coroner has confirmed.

Idaho State Police said in a news release that the driver, a 39-year-old Caldwell man, was headed south on South 20th in a 1997 Ford F-350 as Daniels was walking across South 20th near Fillmore. According to ISP, the pickup struck Daniels, who died at the scene.

Canyon County Coroner Jennifer Crawford said Daniels died of blunt-force injuries.

Daniels, listed as a resident of Kendrick in Latah County, was owner Nathan's Greenleaf Café in Canyon County and Nathan's Kendrick Café in north-central Idaho. Facebook posts from the Greenleaf location indicate Nathan's Greenleaf Café will be open Friday, Nov. 25. However, the Kendrick location will be closed indefinitely.

The crash remains under investigation by ISP. As of Wednesday morning, police have not said if the driver will be cited or charged.

Yesterday we lost one of the greatest men in the world to a horrible accident. Nathan was the kindest, most big hearted...

Posted by Nathan's Greenleaf Cafe on Wednesday, November 23, 2022

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