Police chase ends in death of driver, serious injury of passenger

Police chase ends in death of driver, serious injury of passenger

Police chase ends in death of driver, serious injury of passenger

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by KTVB.COM & Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on September 21, 2013 at 2:53 PM

Updated Saturday, Sep 21 at 8:15 PM

BOISE COUNTY -- Authorities say a police chase that started near Horseshoe Bend Hill ended in the crash and death of a driver, as well as serious injury for the passenger inside.

Boise County Chief Deputy Dale Rogers says a deputy tried to pull over 33-year-old Nicholas Garshelis of Meridian, the driver of a Ford F350 pickup.

The deputy attempted to make a speeding traffic stop on Saturday at 1:22 a.m. According to authorities, that's when Garshelis sped away and reached 100 miles-per-hour at one point, as he made his way up Horseshoe Bend Hill.

Rogers says Garshelis then turned off onto Pearl Road and turned his truck's lights off. That's when police believe he tried to make a turn using no lights and rolled his pickup. The deputy chasing Garshelis eventually found the rolled over and seriously damaged vehicle.

Garshelis was killed in the rollover. His passenger, 35-year-old Cayce Myers of Boise was conscious and talking after the crash, but initially told the deputy that she could not feel her body. Neither were ejected from the pickup and both had their seatbelts on.

Myers was life-flighted to St. Alphonsus and was in critical condition as of Saturday night.

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