Motorcycle vs. vehicle crash on Gowen Road leaves one dead Tuesday

A police car flashes its lights.
A police car flashes its lights.

A motorcycle driver was killed Tuesday evening after a collision with a vehicle on Gowen Road.

The motorcycle driver, whose identity has not been released, was headed west on Gowen near Federal Way, according to the Boise Police Department. The other vehicle was getting ready to merge onto the westbound I-84 ramp when the two collided. Police arrived on the scene just after 5 p.m.

The motorcycle driver was transported to a local hospital, where he died. The driver of the car was not injured, police said.

Detectives and a crash reconstruction team are investigating.

From the beginning of the year through Sept. 7, 24 motorcyclists were killed in accidents in Idaho, according to data from the Idaho Transportation Department. Fifteen of those deaths were from Memorial Day through July 29.

Michael Katz: 208-377-6444, @MichaelLKatz