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Boise woman faces manslaughter, other felonies for allegedly striking man on Oregon Route 86

Dennis Cheney, a 59-year-old Washington man, was killed Friday along Oregon Route 86 near Baker City. He was checking the tire pressure of his flatbed trailer tires when he was struck and killed while parked on the shoulder. Adrienne Larsen, 32, of Boise, is charged with multiple felonies in his death. (Oregon State Police)
Dennis Cheney, a 59-year-old Washington man, was killed Friday along Oregon Route 86 near Baker City. He was checking the tire pressure of his flatbed trailer tires when he was struck and killed while parked on the shoulder. Adrienne Larsen, 32, of Boise, is charged with multiple felonies in his death. (Oregon State Police)
Idaho Press

A Boise woman faces a number of felony charges, including manslaughter, after Oregon State Police said she struck a Washington man on the side of Oregon Route 86 near Baker City on Friday.

According to a release from Oregon State Police, Adrienne Marie Larsen, 32, is in custody at the Baker County Jail on counts of driving under the influence, first-degree manslaughter, second-degree manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and reckless endangerment.

Police said that Dennis Tim Cheney, 59, of Walla Walla, Washington, was struck on the westbound shoulder of Route 86 Friday afternoon where he had parked his pickup truck. Cheney was checking the tire pressure of a large flatbed trailer he was hauling. Larsen, driving a Jeep SUV, allegedly crossed the right fog line, striking Cheney.

Cheney died at the scene.

Larsen may face additional charges as the investigation continues.

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