Teenager injured in Highway 55 crash released from hospital

July 20, 2013 

— A 14-year-old boy injured this evening when a tour bus collided with a van in the southbound lanes of Highway 55 at Floating Feather Road has been released from a hospital.

The boy was riding in the van along with seven other passengers. The vehicle was headed south on the highway and stopped for a traffic light at Floating Feather when it was struck from behind by the bus at about 5:15 p.m, according to the Ada County Sheriff's Office.

The boy, a 17-year-old girl and a 40-year-old woman, all from Nampa, were injured. The woman and the girl were expected to be released from the hospital later Saturday evening.

No injuries were reported to the passengers in the bus, sheriff's spokeswoman Andrea Dearden said.

The highway was closed for at least a half-hour while emergency crews tended to the injured and cleared the vehicles from the road.

The crash is still under investigation. No citations had been issued by late Saturday evening.

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