Idaho Falls Man Charged With Vehicular Manslaughter

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(IDAHO FALLS, ID ) — An Idaho Falls man faces two felony charges for vehicular manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident. 49-year-old Nicky Bateman allegedly hit a man walking along Lindsay Blvd. Jan. 21, then left the scene. 53-year-old Martin Rodriguez died in the crash. Bateman turned himself in to police on Saturday when he found out about the charges. Bateman, who is being held in the Bonneville County Jail, will face a preliminary hearing April 5.

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