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Man killed when train, SUV collide near Kuna

67-year-old Gary Baker of Meridian died at the scene of the crash Tuesday afternoon at Kuna Mora and South Eagle.

ADA COUNTY, Idaho — A Meridian man has died following a crash involving a train and an SUV southeast of Kuna, the Ada County Sheriff's Office confirmed Tuesday afternoon.

The crash occurred at about 1:20 p.m. Tuesday on Kuna Mora Road near South Eagle Road. The sheriff's office said initial information indicates the driver of the SUV was headed south and crossed the railroad tracks in front of a westbound train when the collision occurred.

The Ada County Coroner on Wednesday identified the driver of the SUV, who was killed, as Gary Baker. He was 67 years old. Baker was pronounced dead at the scene. The coroner has determined he died of traumatic blunt-force injuries, and that his death was an accident. The summary of the coroner's report states that Baker was wearing a seat belt and was the only person in the SUV.

The train did not derail as a result of the crash, but it was stopped on the tracks and blocked Cloverdale Road south of Kuna Mora Road for a few hours after the crash, the sheriff's office said.

The train had moved from the scene by 5 p.m.

The Ada County Sheriff's Office is conducting the investigation.

Credit: Ada County Sheriff's Office
Credit: KTVB/Troy Colson
Train Jan. 17, 2023, near Kuna Mora and Cloverdale roads in Ada County, Idaho, following a collision that killed one man.

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