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Local Boise Man Killed in Tragic Bogus Basin Road Car Crash


Posted on Feb 12, 2014

On Saturday, January 18th, a fatal car accident on Bogus Basin Road took the life of a Boise husband and father. The man, Cesar Quijano, had volunteered much of his life, striving to make Bogus Basin better. He had driven the road for decades. It is known for its steep drop offs and twisting paths, leading to the Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation ski area. Mr. Quijano is credited with having re-designed the main ski patrol building at the mountain in 1985, doubling its size and placing ski patrol buildings on top of two chair lifts.

While travelling north in the morning hours of the 18th, Mr. Quijano apparently lost control of his vehicle and slid 100 feet down an embankment near Milepost 4. His car struck a tree at approximately 8:30 a.m., coming to a rest on its top in Dry Creek. The Ada County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the cause of the crash, though it has been noted that icy road conditions and the curvy road may have been to blame. There are no reports of speeding. Mr. Quijano was driving a full sized Hummer at the time of the crash and was wearing a seat belt.

Rescue workers from the Boise Fire Department responded to the accident. They hiked down to the vehicle and reportedly found Mr. Quijano deceased inside. An initial identification was tentative as authorities sought to notify his family.

Sadly, yet another vehicle slid off the road in mid January. This vehicle was carrying four people, and the 23-year-old driver was issued a citation for failing to maintain his lane. The vehicle traveled about 100 feet down a ravine before coming to a stop. This particular accident occurred further up the road than Mr. Quijano’s tragic crash, at milepost 9.5. There were no reported injuries following this incident.

The Morton Law Offices extends its deepest sympathies to the friends and family of Mr. Quijano. To learn more about auto accidents in Boise, we invite you to follow us on Facebook.

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Alan Morton
Advocate for Justice/Trial Lawyer