BOISE, Idaho — Two teenaged boys were killed Sunday in a one-car crash in Interstate 184 just west of downtown Boise, Idaho State Police said Monday morning.
ISP troopers began investigating at about 9:15 p.m. Sunday. According to ISP, a driver was headed east in a small passenger car and lost control. The car went off the right shoulder and struck a light pole, then came to rest on the driver's side on the West Fairview Avenue on-ramp.
The on-ramp was blocked for about 2 1/2 hours.
The Ada County Coroner on Monday afternoon identified the driver as Henry Warner, 16, from Meridian, and the passenger, who was also killed, as Braden Caldwell, who was 16 years old and from Boise. Caldwell was pronounced dead at the scene. After "unsuccessful" life-saving measures, the coroner said, Warner was pronounced dead in the ICU at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center.
ISP said the driver and the passenger were wearing their seat belts.
Caldwell and Warner were both rising juniors at Bishop Kelly High School, a private Catholic high school in Boise. Caldwell's father is BK principal Mike Caldwell.
In open letter to the Bishop Kelly community, President Rich Raimondi wrote, "Please keep the Caldwell and Warner families and all those impacted in your prayers. At this time, the families are requesting time to process their grief and have asked for no visits, calls or texts. As we know more information about services for Braden and Henry or ways to help the families, we will let you know."
Raimondi also said the St. Teresa of Jesus Chapel at the school will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Counselors and members of the campus ministry team are available for students. A prayer service is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in Our Lady's Garden on the BK campus.
St. Ignatius School in Meridian will hold a Mass for Braden Caldwell and Henry Warner at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday at Holy Apostles Catholic Church, located at 6300 N. Meridian Rd. It is "not a funeral Mass, but an opportunity to join the community in prayer for the families. All are welcome to attend," Raimondi wrote.
A tweet from an alumni-run Twitter account also posted the letter from Raimondi:
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