Family killed in cliff crash

Idaho mother and three young children killed when SUV plunges off cliff and into reservoir.

(KTVB) A woman and her three children were killed Thursday morning when an SUV crashed off of the cliff near Idaho’s 21 High Bridge over Lucky Peak, landing in the reservoir below, according to the Ada County Sheriff’s Office.

Marine deputies combed the reservoir after a witness reported seeing a vehicle plunge off the area just before the bridge and into the water just before 7 a.m. Thursday morning.

Emergency dispatchers received a report of an SUV driving off the cliff and into the water, the sheriff’s office said.

Deputies saw an oil slick and debris on the surface of the water when they arrived moments later.

Those killed were a 40-year-old woman and her three children – a 12-year-old girl, a 10-year-old boy and a 6-year-old girl.

“We don’t want to be doing this. We train for this, these guys do a great job training for this. We have great equipment, but we hope to never use it and sometimes we have to use it and it’s horrible. We have a peer support team for all the first responders to be able to go back and talk about this and talk through counseling because it’s emotional. We all have children. We don’t want to see this,” Captain Dana Borgquist, with the Ada County Sheriff’s Office, said.

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