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Former Boise Fire captain dies in 1-vehicle wreck on Arrowrock Road

A 64-year-old Boise man, who was a retired captain with Boise Fire Department, died at the scene of a vehicle rollover Saturday on Arrowrock Road, according to Mike Johnson, Boise County deputy coroner.

Michael P. McNeill, 64, of Boise was thrown from his vehicle Saturday evening at mile marker 8.3 on Arrowrock Road, according to Boise County dispatch.

McNeill was heading up Arrowrock Road Saturday to go target shooting, Johnson said.

The call came into dispatch around 6 p.m. but McNeill died before personnel got to the scene. The cause of death was ruled to be blunt force trauma, Johnson said.

Boise Fire confirmed McNeill was a retired fire captain with their department.

The toxicology tests will take a few days to process, so it’s not clear if alcohol played a role in the accident, Johnson said. But, he said the road is particularly treacherous, especially when icy.

A number of wrecks have been reported over the years along Arrowrock Road, especially after about 5 miles in when it turns into a dirt road. A Statesman investigation in 2014 found a laundry list of driver mistakes that led to crashes in recent years: driving while impaired by alcohol or drug intoxication, traveling too fast, driving while drowsy or distracted by something inside the vehicle, following too closely, and not paying close enough attention.

Below, find a map of crashes highlighted in that investigation:

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