As of late Monday night there still are few clear details about the aftermath of Saturday’s tragic car crash at the popular Cars and Coffee event, when a driver lost control of his Porsche and plowed into a crowd of bystanders, injuring 11 people, including children.
Boise police spokeswoman Haley Williams said the investigation into the incident is ongoing and she could not comment, but once an arrest is made the driver’s name will be made public.
She also had no specific information about the victims, who have yet to be identified, except that some who were hospitalized have been released. The most severely injured person remains hospitalized, but she did not have that person’s name or condition.
Despite rumors on social media that one of the victims had died, Williams said Sunday that there had been no deaths.
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Cars and Coffee has been a monthly event for the car-enthusiast community since April 2013, according to its Facebook page. In a statement to the Statesman on Saturday, the organization said: “Speed, racing or any other types of driving are not part of the event. This accident occurred on a public road and was the driver’s sole decision. … We do not condone exhibition of speed on any level on public roads.”
On Monday morning, this statement was published on the Boise Cars and Coffee Facebook page: “We want to express how deeply saddened we are over the incident that occurred Saturday. We have been monitoring reports of the victims and send our sincerest hopes for a fast and full recovery. We do not, nor have we ever condoned or tolerated unlawful exhibitions of speed at or around the event. Thank you for your support over the past few years. Please join us in providing prayers and well wishes to all those affected.”