Mountain Home, ID Two Vehicle Crash, Jul 1997
NAPERVILLE FAMILY DIES IN COLLISION ON VACATION.
FRIENDS RECALL COUPLE, 2 DAUGHTERS AS ACTIVE.
When friends remember JACK and LINDA BOLEY of Naperville, they speak of Jack's cheerful manner and love of motorcycles and Linda's upbeat outlook and retailing skills. But most of all, friends recall the BOLEYS' as a caring, family-oriented couple who loved to vacation with daughters NICCA, 13, and KRISTA, 12.
"They took four or five trips a year with the girls, and they were looking forward to going to a resort in Sun Valley Idaho," said Karen Egan, an administrator at Johnson C. & E. in Downers Grove, where Jack Boley was a millwright foreman.
Friday afternoon, en route to Sun Valley, all four members of the Boley family were killed in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 20 near Mountain Home, Idaho.
"Tragedies happen, but usually not to a whole family," said Paul Schmidt, principal of Jefferson Junior High School in Naperville, where Nicca and Krista attended school and their parents were known for their enthusiastic support of school programs. "This is going to be really tough on our students."
According to law enforcement officials in Elmore County, Idaho, the Boley family's rented Chevy Blazer collided with an oncoming Dodge that had slid into their lane when its driver lost control on a curve. The driver of the Dodge also died in the collision. The accident remained under investigation Monday by Idaho State Police.
Chicago Tribune Illinois 1997-07-08