This crash is an all too real example of the realities of impaired driving. Any time of the day, any city in the country, crashed happen every day with an undeniable reality, the victims of these crashes do not get a second chance.
This crash, as with all other impaired driving crashes, was totally avoidable. Just four years out of high school, the deceased victim will never had the life he was working towards. And the impaired driving suspect will spend many years incarcerated, all because he made a deadly choice.
SADD chapter members are teen leaders, peer messengers who host events within their schools, and communities about the dangers of impaired driving. Make sure there is a SADD chapter in the schools your teen(s) attend, and help them become the difference-makers of tomorrow.
For more information, email Lynne Richard, Western Regional Manager at LRichard@SADD.org.
From the article linked above:
EAGLE, Idaho (CBS2) — A semi-truck driver has been charged with driving under the influence and vehicular manslaughter following a deadly crash on Wednesday in Eagle.
The Ada County Sheriff's Office said Cecilio Eliut Camacho-Montoya, 32, was driving a semi-truck south on Highway 55 when he ran a red light, hitting and killing the driver of a pickup.
The crash happened at the intersection of Highway 55 and State Street. ACSO said after hitting the pickup, the semi split apart and hit several concrete barriers before it stopped moving.
The driver of the pickup was thrown from the vehicle by the force of the crash. Deputies started first aid until paramedics could rush him to the hospital. The driver, 22-year-old Connor Dale Holcomb of Meridian, was pronounced dead a short time later.
Deputies said they found Camacho-Montoya near the crash where he later admitted to having a few beers.
He failed a field sobriety test and registered a 0.22 BAC, according to ACSO. That's more than double the legal 0.08 limit in Idaho.
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