A man from Boise was arrested by state police after a six-vehicle crash along the I-184 connector in Boise left a woman who was his passenger dead, police said.
Luis A. Garcia, 26, was arrested and incarcerated in the Ada County Jail for manslaughter and possession of paraphernalia.
According to a press release from the Idaho State Police:
Garcia was heading west on the Connector in a Ford Explorer at 5:37 p.m. Thursday when he attempted to exit at Curtis Road and hit a Dodge Ram pickup truck being driven by a 32-year-old man.
This collision then caused several cars to collide. They included a Chevy Cobalt driven by a 19-year-old man; a Subaru Cross Trek driven by a 30-year-old woman; a Subaru Outback driven by a 27-year-old woman; and another Ford Explorer driven by a 67-year-old man.
Garcia’s SUV then hit a lamppost and came to a stop in the median. His 32-year-old passenger died after being taken to hospital.
He was not wearing a seat belt. All the other drivers and his passenger were.
Under Idaho law, felony vehicle manslaughter is punishable by up to $15,000 and/or 15 years in prison.
This story was originally published January 21, 2022 9:20 a.m.