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71-year-old woman dies after car vs. cyclist crash in Eagle

A 71-year-old female bicyclist hit by a car in Eagle early Monday has died, according to the Ada County Sheriff’s Office.
A 71-year-old female bicyclist hit by a car in Eagle early Monday has died, according to the Ada County Sheriff’s Office. Ada County Sheriff's Office

A 71-year-old woman died in a car vs. bicycle crash that occurred near the the Iron Eagle Drive/Edgewood Lane intersection early Monday, according to the Ada County Sheriff’s Office.

The woman, identified by the Ada County Coroner’s Office as Joann Baker of Eagle, was pronounced dead about three hours after the crash occurred. She died of blunt force trauma.

The adult female driver of the car did not appear to be injured. No charges have been filed at this time.

Officers began their investigation just before 9 a.m. Monday when they got a report that a passenger car going southbound on Edgewood Lane collided with a bicyclist, who was on Edgewood near the crosswalk at the Iron Eagle Drive intersection.

The force of the impact resulted in immediate and serious injury to Baker. Paramedics arrived moments later and transported the cyclist to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead just before noon.

Baker was wearing a helmet when the crash occurred.

Crash reconstruction experts and police continue to investigate what happened. Anyone with information should call Eagle Police at 208-938-2260.

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