A Caldwell man died late Saturday, one day after he was struck by a pickup while changing a tire on a rural road in Canyon County, according to Idaho State Police.
Michael Newman, 60, and Janet Newman, 48, were taken by ground ambulance to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. Michael died shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday. The cause of death, listed as an accident by the Ada County Coroner’s Office, was blunt force trauma.
An update on Janet’s condition was not immediately available Tuesday.
The crash was reported at 4:40 a.m. near the intersection of Sand Hollow and Market roads in Canyon County.
Investigators say the Newmans’ vehicle, a Ford Fiesta, was sitting in the eastbound lane of the two-lane Sand Hollow Road but pointing west — with its high beams on.
The driver of a pickup traveling in the eastbound lane of Sand Hollow swerved off the right side of the road to avoid striking the vehicle. He sideswiped the Fiesta and hit the man and woman, who were fixing the driver’s side flat tire.
Parma resident Michael Carl, the 58-year-old driver of the pickup, was wearing his seatbelt. He was not hospitalized.
The crash is under investigation. No one has been cited at this time.