Ada Sheriff deputy crash

Two vehicles, one an Ada County Sheriff’s Office SUV patrol vehicle (left), are seen on Thursday, Aug. 15, following a collision in Kuna.

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An Ada County Sheriff’s Office deputy was involved in a vehicle collision on Aug. 15 in Kuna.

At about 3:20 p.m., the on-duty deputy, driving an Ada County Sheriff’s Office SUV patrol vehicle, collided with a pickup at the intersection of Deer Flat and Meridian roads, causing the truck to flip on its side.

The crash caused significant damage to both vehicles, but no serious injuries were reported, according to Patrick Orr, Ada County Sheriff Office spokesman. Neither driver was transported to the hospital.

The deputy was driving west on Deer Flat Road, approaching Meridian Road, when the driver of the truck, traveling east on Deer Flat, attempted to turn north (left) on Meridian and collided with the deputy’s vehicle, Orr said. Witnesses told law enforcement the pickup driver was turning on a flashing yellow light.

Initial information indicates the pickup truck driver’s failure to yield caused the accident, Orr said.

Meridian Police Department is investigating the crash, Orr said. Assigning a third-party agency to investigate the incident is standard procedure when a law enforcement officer is involved in an on-duty accident.

Reporter Ryan Suppe can be reached at 208-922-3008. Follow him on Twitter: @salsuppe.

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