Amanda Reynolds was killed in a one-car rollover crash at approximately 1:30 a.m. Saturday, August 9, just west of the intersection of Happy Valley Road and Bowmont Road. Deputies arriving on the scene found the 19-year-old Reynolds was ejected from the vehicle. They determined that her Toyota 4Runner had drifted off the road, hit a power pole and then rolled over. She was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. She was not wearing a seatbelt according to police.
Friends and family are grieving in Kuna and Melba as the farming family is well known and have been residents of the area for a long time. Her mother, Karla Reynolds, most recently was the principal at Kuna High School where she resigned this spring. Amanda Reynolds was a graduate of Kuna High School in 2013 and was actively involved in FFA. She was enrolled at the University of Idaho to attend classes studying agronomy this fall.
A Vigil with Rosary will be held Thursday, August 14, at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 510 W. Roosevelt, in Nampa. Funeral Mass will be held at the church at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, August 16, with internment to follow at Kuna Cemetery. A luncheon at the Kuna Middle School cafeteria will be held immediately following.
The family requests that donations be made in lieu of flowers to an FFA scholarship fund at Kuna High School. A full obituary will be published in the Idaho Statesman and Idaho Press tribune according to family members.
Amanda Reynolds was actively involved in the Kuna FFA and won many awards for public speaking, the state winning agronomy team and the Kuna Grange FFA Prepared Speech Contest.