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Boise man dies after he was struck by car while crossing Chinden

A 66-year-old Boise man died Friday after he was struck by a car while walking across Chinden Boulevard in Garden City, according to Garden City Police. His name will be released after his family has been notified.

The collision happened at 5:15 p.m., just west of North Dresden Place. The speed limit in that section of Chinden is 35 mph.

The man was walking from south to north on Chinden, when he was hit by a car going east on Chinden. It appears the pedestrian was in the inside lane, or left lane, of eastbound Chinden when he was hit, said Mark Madden, watch commander for Garden City Police Friday night.

The man was not in a marked or unmarked crosswalk, Madden said. The nearest controlled intersection was about a quarter mile away at Glenwood Street.

Life-saving measures were initiated at the scene, and the man was transported to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. The man did not recover and was pronounced dead.

The driver of the vehicle, an unidentified woman, was not injured in the crash. Traffic in both directions was partially blocked for several hours after the crash.

The Ada County Crash Reconstruction Team is investigating the crash. No charging decisions have been made.

Katy Moeller: 208:377-6413

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