Boise man killed in crash off Idaho 55 Saturday

October 14, 2013 

A 38-year-old Boise man was killed Saturday when his pickup left Idaho 55, rolled and crashed into tree, according to the Boise County Sheriff's Office and coroner's office.

Matthew G. Allen was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Chief Deputy Coroner Mike Johnson.

Allen was traveling south in a GMC pickup at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday, when his vehicle swerved off the highway south of Banks.

Boise County Chief Deputy Dale Rogers said witnesses observed Allen's pickup swerving for as many as 20 miles before the crash. Investigators found an open container of alcohol in the vehicle, and two marijuana pipes in the console of the truck, Rogers said.

Johnson said Allen was wearing a seat belt. He said the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head and neck.

Allen, who leaves behind a 13-year-old daughter and worked as a fulltime finish carpenter. He was also a local DJ.

"He loved his daughter with all his heart," said his sister, Christy Allen-Bess. His family and many friends are mourning his death.

Allen was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, hiking and camping.

Idaho Statesman is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service