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Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: MERIDIAN, Idaho (AP) — A southwest Idaho school bus driver has been charged with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter following a crash that killed an 11-year-old boy in December. The Canyon County Prosecutor's Office filed the charges Tuesday against 56-year-old Debra Boatwright of Nampa. Idaho State Police say Boatwright was at fault for a Dec. 5 collision with a dump truck that killed sixth-grader Daniel Cook and inured four other children. Investigators concluded that Boatwright failed to yield the right of way when she pulled away from a stop sign west of Kuna. Boatwright was transporting 12 students to Crimson Point Elementary in Kuna when the crash happened. Canyon County prosecutors say Boatwright will have to appear in court before June 5.
Outside of performing daredevil work or insurance fraud, rolling a car rarely has a positive outcome. Along with being terrifying and potentially lethal, a car rollover usually comes with a large side of embarrassment. That’s what makes the stone-cold lady in this dash-cam rollover video special; she doesn’t appear to be shaken by the violent accident whatsoever. Although she definitely should have turned into the skid more, walking away from the wreck with her nonchalant attitude is commendable. Kudos.
Residents in the 12900 block of East Eighth Avenue were awakened this morning just after 3 a.m. by several crashing sounds after a suspected drunken driver hit a power pole and three parked cars before ending up in someone's yard. Both people in the car tried to flee the scene, perhaps because both were wanted on warrants. Reporter Meghann Cuniff has more details here.