While Ada County Sheriffs deputies are still investigating a fatal crash between an SUV and a 35-year man on Chinden Boulevard late Monday night, officials said Thursday, there does not appear to be any criminal behavior by the driver.
Ada County Coroners and sheriffs reports say Jeremy Schultz was killed after being hit by a Buick SUV just after 11 p.m. while walking in the middle of Chinden Boulevard, just west of the Meridian Road intersection.
Coroners reports say Schultz was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash and listed the cause of death to be blunt force trauma. The manner of death is listed as accidental.
Sheriffs deputies were called to investigate the crash around 11:15 p.m. Monday after getting a 911 call.
Deputies say the driver of the Buick SUV, a 43-year-old woman from Caldwell, said she was headed westbound on Chinden and didnt see Schultz, who was walking in the middle of the road, when he collided with the front of the drivers side of the SUV.
The driver and other witnesses stopped immediately and called 911 to report what happened and a passerby provided first aid to Schultz before paramedics got there, according to reports.
Deputies are still trying to figure out what Schultz was doing before he was hit and why he was walking in the middle of the road. Deputies are checking out a report that Schultz may have been under the influence of alcohol at the time, but that remains under investigation while they wait for the coroners office to get back the results of toxicology tests.
Coroner's reports say Schultz is from Oregon, so it is unclear where he was living at the time of the crash.