Nampa hit-and-run killed Australian social media pioneer

Man accused in deadly hit-and-run in court.

CALDWELL - A father of three and Australian social media star is dead after a hit-and-run in Nampa.

Police arrested and charged Tristian D. Myers, 20, of Nampa, in the case. During his arraignment on Monday, a judge set bond for Meyers at $50,000.

The crash happened around 7:30 a.m. Saturday on Hillcrest Way near Sunnybrook Drive, just southeast of 12th Avenue South and East Greenhurst Road.

Leslie Nassar - a citizen of Australia - and two of his daughters were walking in the area.

That's when police say Myers hit Nassar.

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On Monday, the prosecutor said Meyers got out of the car, checked the victim, thought he was alive and left the scene.

Police said they got a suspicious phone call reporting the crash. They tracked down the caller and it turned out to be Meyers.

Police said they interviewed Myers and said that's when he admitted to hitting Nassar and leaving the scene.

Nassar was pronounced dead at the hospital.

His daughters - ages 3 and 8 - were also hurt in the crash. They were treated and released from the hospital.

Nassar is a well-known Australian social media and technology guru. The Sydney Morning Herald says Nassar developed a live Twitter feed used on a popular TV show: "Q&A."

The newspaper also says Nassar moved to Idaho earlier this year.

A GofundMe account has been set up to help Nassar 's wife and three young daughters.

This is not the first time Myers has been accused of being involved in a crash. Police say two years ago he lost control of an SUV when a passenger in the car lit his armpit hair on fire.

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Three people were hurt in that crash - and Myers was cited for inattentive driving.  

Copyright 2016 KTVB


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