Fatal vehicle crash at Idaho 44/Park Lane remains under investigation

A teenage girl has passed away and two other teens remain in critical condition at a local hospital as a result of a traffic crash on Idaho 44 in Eagle earlier this week.

Fourteen-year-old Destiney Jacobs was a passenger in a car that collided with a pickup truck in the Idaho 44/Park Lane intersection early Monday morning. Destiny spent several days in the hospital but was not able to survive her injuries.

The two boys in the car, ages 16 and 17,  were badly injured in the crash and are listed in critical condition at a local hospital. The 36-year-old woman driving the car was hospitalized but has since been released.

The 38-year-old man driving the pickup – and his 1-year-old son, who was a passenger – were not injured in the crash.

The crash occurred around 7:45 a.m. Monday.

A 36-year-old woman was driving a Nissan passenger car eastbound on Idaho 44 when she attempted to turn north on to Park Lane.

A pickup truck going westbound on Idaho 44 collided with the passenger side of the Nissan in the intersection.

Emergency crews had to remove the driver of the Nissan and three teenage passengers from the wreckage.

All four were injured and taken by paramedics to local hospital.  Both vehicles were badly damaged.

Initial information indicates the woman had a blinking yellow arrow to turn left.

The crash is still under investigation. No charges or citations have been issued at this point.


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