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Nampa man dies in Garden City crash

Police say the 28-year-old was driving at a high rate of speed when he lost control of the truck and went off the road.
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A 28-year-old Nampa man died on Sunday after crashing his truck in Garden City, at the intersection of Glenwood and Chinden.

GARDEN CITY, Idaho — Garden City Police say a 28-year-old Nampa man has died after he lost control of his truck on Glenwood Street in Garden City near the intersection of Glenwood Street and Chinden Boulevard.

Investigators say the crash happened at about 3:50 p.m. Sunday when the man was heading southbound on Glenwood in a gold 2000 Ford Ranger, lost control of the vehicle, and went off of the road. The Ranger then crashed into a business sign, hit an unoccupied vehicle in the parking lot of Boise Recycle, all before rolling over onto its roof.

Police say evidence collected at the scene indicates that he was speeding at the time of the crash.

When police officers arrived at the scene, they found the driver pinned inside the vehicle and severely injured, according to officials. Ada County Paramedics and Boise Fire got the scene of the accident and got the man out of the Ranger and performed live-saving procedures on the man. 

The man later died from his injuries at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center.

"One of the witnesses to the crash had just exited the truck parked at Recycle Boise, prior to the Ford Ranger slamming into the driver’s door," Garden City Police Chief Rick Allen said in a statement. "This was a very close call and we are extremely lucky and thankful that no one else was injured or killed.”

Garden City Police and the Ada County Sheriff’s Accident Reconstruction Team are investigating the crash and attempting to find out what led up to the crash. Speed is believed to be a factor in the crash.

Officers at the scene also found evidence that suggests alcohol may have been another factor in the crash.

Police urge anyone that may have seen the crash call the Garden City Police Department at (208) 472-2950.

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