Officials in Ada County say a 5-year-old boy died of injuries suffered when the minivan he was riding in was rear-ended at a red light on Highway 16 near Star.
The sheriff's office says the minivan carrying a 34-year-old woman and three children ages 5 to 8 was stopped at a red light shortly before 11 a.m. Saturday when it was struck by a sport utility vehicle that officials believe was traveling at highway speeds.
Officials say everyone in the minivan was wearing a seat belt or was properly restrained in a child safety seat. A 7-year-old girl suffered serious injuries.
The 41-year-old woman driving the SUV and her 14-year-old passenger were taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening. Neither was wearing a seat belt.