Saturday, September 21, 2013

Crash on Pearl Road in Boise County claims one

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District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
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For Immediate Release: September 21, 2013 7:47 pm
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Saturday, September 21, at approximately 1:28 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated a single vehicle fatality crash at milepost 11 on Pearl Road, two miles west of State Highway 55, south of Horseshoe Bend.

Nicholas L. Garshelis, 33, of Meridian, ID, was driving a 2007 Ford F350 pickup north on State Highway 55, when he was observed traveling at a high rate of speed by a Boise County deputy. The deputy attempted to initiate a traffic stop. Garshelis failed to yield and a pursuit was initiated. Garshelis turned west onto Pearl Road and the pursuit was discontinued. Garshelis continued westbound on Pearl Road, failed to negotiate a curve, went off the left shoulder, and overturned.

Garshelis died at the scene. His passenger, Cayce M. Myers, 35, of Ada County, was seriously injured and transported by air ambulance to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. Garshelis and Myers were wearing seatbelts. Next of kin has been notified.

This crash is under investigation by Idaho State Police.