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Eye On Boise

A perfect tragedy

Boise was rocked over the weekend by a horrific traffic accident that killed a young family and highlighted perhaps the worst possible outcome of irresponsible, reckless driving and “road rage.” It happened early Saturday evening, when a BSU football player in a hurry tried to pass a pickup truck whose driver had been drinking, and the pickup driver wouldn’t let him by.

The football player, Cam Hall, 22, and the pickup driver, Mark Lazinka, 45, revved up their road rage until they were zooming down state Highway 55 at 100 mph, oblivious to safety and common sense. When a young couple in a Subaru Outback, their 5-week-old baby strapped securely in her car seat, turned out onto the highway, Hall swerved and missed them, but Lazinka’s truck smashed into the Subaru, and mother, father and baby all were killed. The family was Tony and Stephanie Perfect, both 23, and their infant daughter Zoe. Charges are pending against the other drivers.

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