Destiney M. Jacobs, a 14-year-old Nampa resident who was one of three teens seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash Monday, died Wednesday at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, the Ada County Coroner’s Office confirmed Friday.
Destiney died of blunt force trauma due to a motor vehicle accident, the coroner concluded in a press release. Her heart was donated on Thursday.
Two other teens, a 16-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy, remain in critical condition due to the crash, according to the Ada County Sheriff’s Office.
According to the release, Destiney was an unrestrained passenger in the crash that required extraction. The crash happened Monday morning on West State Street and Park Lane in Eagle.
A GoFundMe has been started by Corey Jacobs to raise money for hospital and funeral costs “due to the tragic hardship and as loss that has fallen upon our family” at www.gofundme.com/hdj9h-destiney-and-kevin-jacobs. About $5,100 of $10,000 has been raised on the site so far.
Police say initial information indicates that a Nissan passenger vehicle was eastbound on State Street/Idaho 44 and attempted to turn left onto Park Lane. Initial information indicates the driver had a blinking yellow arrow to turn left. A pickup truck traveling westbound on 44 collided with the car in the intersection.
The 38-year-old man driving the truck and his 1-year-old son, a passenger in the truck, were not injured.
The case is under investigation by the Ada County Sheriff’s Office.