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Driver in fatal crash arrested and charged with vehicular manslaughter

Driver in fatal crash arrested and charged with vehicular manslaughter
BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - The driver of a car carrying nine people that crashed over the weekend, killing one passenger, has been arrested.

The Caldwell Police Department says Freddy Camacho-Quezada was taken in custody Tuesday afternoon at a residence in the 2800 block of East Massachusetts in Nampa with the assistance of Nampa Police.

The Canyon County Sheriff's Office issued a $1 million warrant Monday charging Camacho-Quezada, 21, of Caldwell, with vehicular manslaughter.

Stephanie M. Rodriguez, 15 of Nampa, died at the scene from injuries she got in the crash.

Rodriguez died Saturday morning when a BMW filled with nine people left the road and rolled several times, police said.

At around 5:15 a.m. state police were called out to a single vehicle rollover crash on Orchard Ave. just east of Lake Ave. in Nampa.

Arriving troopers found an overturned BMW passenger car filled with eight passengers at the bottom of a dry canal alongside the roadway, police said.

Police say Camacho-Quezada sped through the intersection of Orchard and Lake, failing to stop at the stop sign. He then lost control of the car, which went off the north side of the road and started to roll.

The car rolled a few times and came to a rest on its top, sitting at the bottom of a dry canal.

Both Camacho-Quezada and Evan Musquiz, 21, of Caldwell, were driven to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. Another passenger, a 17-year-old female, was flown to St. Alphonsus by helicopter.

Four other passengers - three females, (ages 14, 15 and 17) and Luis Padilla, 21 - were driven by ambulance to West Valley Medical Center in Caldwell.

The last passenger, identified as Alexander Billos, 19 of Nampa, was not taken to the hospital.