71-year-old bicyclist dies after being hit by car Monday morning in Eagle

Eagle Police continue to investigate a fatal car vs. bicycle crash that occurred near the Iron Eagle Drive/Edgewood Lane intersection early Monday.

Cyclist Joann Baker was pronounced dead about three hours after the crash occurred. The adult female driver of the car did not appear to be injured.

Officers began their investigation just before 9 a.m. Monday when they got a report that a passenger car going southbound on Edgewood Lane collided with a bicyclist, who was on Edgewood near the crosswalk at the Iron Eagle Drive intersection.

Witnesses say the 71-year-old Baker was crossing Edgewood east-to-west when she was hit.

The force of the impact resulted in immediate and serious injury to Baker. Paramedics arrived moments later and transported her to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead just before noon Monday.

Baker was wearing a helmet when the crash occurred.

Officials with the Ada County Coroner’s Office listed Baker’s cause of death as blunt force trauma and the manner of death as accidental.

Crash reconstruction experts and police continue to investigate what happened.

No charges have been filed at this time. Anyone with information should call Eagle Police at (208) 938-2260.



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