A 25-year-old woman died at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise following the Saturday morning crash, the Ada County Sheriff’s Office said Monday.
Jayme Ballard, of Eagle, was a passenger in the car and died from blunt force trauma, according to the Ada County Coroner’s Office. Her 4-year-old son, who was in a car seat, escaped serious harm. The boy and the 28-year-old man driving the 2004 Cadillac coupe were able to get out of the car on their own, the sheriff’s office reports.
The Cadillac was headed south on Linder Road near Hatchery Road, west of Eagle Island State Park, when the driver lost control and the car and flipped over in a field just before 11:30 a.m. Saturday, according to ASCO. The coroner’s report stated Ballard was thrown from the vehicle, but a sheriff’s office spokesman and family confirmed that was not correct.
No information was available Monday about what caused the crash, which is still under investigation. All three occupants of the vehicle were using seat belts or other restraints, the sheriff’s office said. No citations have been issued pending further investigation, and the driver’s name has not been released.
The Statesman’s Kristin Rodine contributed