A woman killed Friday on her bicycle when she was hit by a Hummer H3 while riding her bike on Overland Road has been identified as Sarah Howard of Meridian.
The Ada County Coroner said Howard, 48, died from a head injury. She was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, Meridian police said. Howard was a nurse at St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute in Meridian.
The driver of the Hummer was identified by Meridian police as Erika E. Janzen, 43, of Boise. No passengers were in the vehicle with Janzen, who was taken to a local hospital. Police said she was not injured.
The incident happened just before 10 a.m., according to police. Howard was in the bike lane on eastbound Overland waiting for the red light to change, according to eyewitness accounts told to police.
The driver of the Hummer lost control of her vehicle about 100 feet behind Howard, police said. Police said the right wheels of the Humvee jumped the curb, but the left wheels were still on the road. The Humvee then hit Howard from behind.
Police said there was no evidence Janzen used the brakes on the Humvee.