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Update: Coroner IDs 82-year-old man killed in head-on Boise crash on Monday

An 82-year-old man died in a head-on crash on Monday morning after driving his car into oncoming traffic and hitting a pickup truck, first responders said.
An 82-year-old man died in a head-on crash on Monday morning after driving his car into oncoming traffic and hitting a pickup truck, first responders said. Courtesy of Ada County Sheriff's Office

The Ada County Coroner's Office has identified an 82-year-old man who died after reportedly driving into oncoming traffic in Boise on Monday morning, according to the Ada County Sheriff's Office.

Joe M. Lorah, of Boise, died of blunt force injuries of the chest, the coroner's office determined. He was pronounced dead at Saint Alphonsus in Boise at 10:58 a.m. on May 21. The coroner's office is still waiting on toxicology reports, which may take several weeks to process.

Lorah was driving a silver car southbound on Maple Grove Road just south of Victory Road when he drifted into the northbound lane, colliding head-on with a pickup truck around 10 a.m.

"The force of the impact was significant. Both vehicles were badly damaged," ACSO said in the release.

The woman driving the truck was injured and taken to a Boise-area hospital for treatment. Neither vehicle was carrying passengers.

Police are investigating whether a medical condition caused Lorah to lose control of his vehicle.

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