West Ada

Update: Meridian man who died in single-car crash identified

Jeremy Saunders of Meridian died after a single-car crash near Chinden Boulevard and McDermott Road about 1:30 a.m. Friday.

It appears Saunders, 20, was driving west on Chinden Boulevard at high speed and hit a traffic light pole on the northwest corner of the intersection, according to the Ada County Sheriff’s Office.

Saunders, who was alone, was thrown from the 1996 Ford Thunderbird and was found on the ground nearby, according to the sheriff’s office. Deputies and paramedics attempted first aid, but he was declared dead at the scene.