Canyon County

Bicyclist died in crash with car driven by NPD employee; investigation continues

Fawn Olk, 50, was driving the vehicle that hit bicyclist Cruz Cantu Alegria, 52, of Nampa, the afternoon of Nov. 10, Idaho State Police Capt. Bill Gardiner said Wednesday.

Alegria was taken to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, where he died six days later. His Nov. 16 death was not publicly released until Wednesday, when the Ada County Coroner’s Office issued a news release listing his cause of death as accidental blunt force trauma.

The driver of the car that hit Alegria was a community service officer for the Nampa Police Department, city spokeswoman Vickie Holbrook said. Community service officers are civilian employees, not sworn officers.

The crash is still under investigation, Gardiner said. Idaho State Police are waiting for toxicology results for both Olk and Alegria before forwarding their findings to the Canyon County prosecutor’s office, he said.

The community service officer is on paid administrative leave, Holbrook said.

The car-bicycle crash was reported about 12:45 p.m. near the intersection Midland Boulevard and Lonestar Road in Nampa, according to an ISP news release from Nov. 11. Further details of the crash have not yet been released.

The Statesman’s Nicole Blanchard and Erin Fenner contributed.