4 dead, 1 in hospital following Friday night truck collision in Meridian

Ada County Sheriff's Office

Four people are dead and another suffered life-threatening injuries following a head-on truck crash in Meridian Friday evening, the Ada County Sheriff’s Office said in a tweet.

The accident happened just after 7:30 p.m.

A Ford F-250 truck traveling eastbound on West Cherry Lane collided with a Nissan Titan truck going the opposite direction that was pulling a trailer. Officials said they do not yet know which truck crossed over into the other’s lane.

The driver of the Ford F-250, an adult male, died at the scene. Three adult male passengers in the Nissan Titan died at the scene; a fourth was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The speed limit in the area where the accident happened is 40 miles per hour, Ada County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Patrick Orr said. Orr also said that, at the moment, he does not believe weather played a factor in the crash.

West Cherry Lane west of Black Cat Road was closed due to the crash, the sheriff’s office said.

This is a breaking news story. Check back for updates.

Michael Katz covers breaking news at the Idaho Statesman. He attended the University of Southern California and grew up in Pasadena, California.