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Police: Alcohol may have been a factor in deadly Meridian car crash

23-year-old Courtni Verity has been charged with vehicular manslaughter.

MERIDIAN — One man is dead after an early-morning crash in Meridian.

Meridian Police say 23-year-old Courtni Verity was driving northbound on Ten Mile Road in a 2005 Toyota Avalon at a high rate of speed when she rear-ended a 2004 Ford Mustang near West Nelis Drive around 1:45 a.m. Sunday.

The Mustang, driven 36-year-old Herbert Douglas Moran of Meridian, hit a guardrail and spun, ultimately ejecting him.

Moran was found unresponsive and died at the scene. The Ada County coroner listed his cause of death as blunt force trauma.

When officers arrived, Verity was found sitting on a canal bank nearby, her vehicle upright in the canal.

She was treated for injuries before being booked into the Ada County Jail on vehicular manslaughter charges.

Police say they do believe alcohol was a factor in the crash. Toxicology results are pending.

Verity appeared in court Monday afternoon. The judge set her bond at $500,000.

A preliminary hearing is set for August 6.

If found guilty of felony vehicular manslaughter, she could get up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

The family of Herbie Moran has set up a GoFundMe account to help pay for funeral expenses.

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