BOISE COUNTY – Three people were killed and one person had to be lifeflighted after a one-vehicle crash on Arrow Rock Road Saturday night.
It happened around 7:15 p.m. on Arrow Rock Road. Boise County Dispatch received a call that a vehicle had rolled off the road and gone into the reservoir.
Witnesses said that the four people involved in the crash had been inside the cab of a 1998 Ford Ranger pickup when it slid off Arrow Rock Road and went over the side, rolling numerous times and landing in the reservoir water, where the vehicle sank beneath the water surface.
One witness who saw the accident occur ran down the bank approximately 300 feet to the water and pulled the surviving male, Jerald West, 21, out of the water and onto the bank. He then went back into the water and was able to get the two females out of the truck and over to the bank where he started CPR on them until emergency personnel arrived at 7:30 p.m.
West was lifeflighted to St. Alphonsus Hospital. His condition is unknown.
According to the Boise County Chief Deputy Coroner Mike Johnson the two females, Hilary Torres, 33, of Boise and Carrie Ann Andreason, 24, of Boise, were pronounced dead at the scene. Johnson said they drowned.
The driver of the pickup, Trevor Evanow, 25, of Kuna, was ejected from the vehicle and died of blunt force trauma at the scene.
Police believe the accident was alcohol-related and speeds too fast for the conditions of the narrow dirt road contributed to the accident.
The area of the accident was extremely steep and covered with rocks from the road to the waters edge. All emergency personnel were rappelled down into the area by ropes tied off on emergency vehicles that had arrived.
It took approximately three and a half hours to conduct the recovery of the people involved in this accident.
The vehicle was left in the reservoir Saturday night and will be removed from the accident location Sunday.
Police are still investigating.