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Coroner identifies woman killed, struck by car in southwest Boise

Boise Police say the victim was walking across Overland Road, but wasn't using a crosswalk.
Credit: Boise Police Dept.
Boise Police were investigating a crash that left a pedestrian with life-threatening injuries Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at Five Mile and Overland roads in Boise, Idaho.

BOISE, Idaho — A Boise woman has died after being hit by a car on West Overland Road Wednesday night.

The Ada County Coroner on Friday released her identity. Anna M. Lay was 54 years old.

Boise Police said she was walking north across Overland just west of Five Mile when a driver struck her shortly after 7 p.m.

Lay was rushed to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead at 7:50 p.m. Wednesday, after lifesaving measures were unsuccessful. The coroner lists blunt force injuries as the cause of death, and lists the manner of death as accidental.

Police said a preliminary investigation indicates Lay was not in a crosswalk when she was hit.

The Boise Police Dept. said the driver stopped immediately after the collision. As of Wednesday night, no charges had been filed.

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