Motorcyclist Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash on Fairview Avenue in Boise


UPDATE: The Ada County Coroner identified the victim as 52-year-old Mark Varneau of Star. He died of blunt force trauma.

Boise police are investigating a crash between a motorcycle and pickup that claimed a life.

Officers responded to the intersection of Fairview Avenue and Mitchell Street late Friday night, where they found wreckage in the westbound lane of Fairview.

Police performed first aid to the driver of the motorcycle, who was transported to a local hospital but died a short time later. He was not wearing a helmet. The man's identity is being withheld pending notification of family.

The westbound lanes of Fairview were blocked for a period of time while detectives and crash reconstruction experts tried to determine exactly what happened. No citations have been issued, but the investigation is ongoing.