Woman dies falling from vehicle in local police chase, man arrested for eluding

A woman died early Tuesday morning after she fell from a vehicle involved in a police chase in Nampa.

At about midnight, Nampa Police officers stopped a vehicle driven by Joe A. Nevarez, 46, in the 1600 block of Second Street South. Nevarez fled the traffic stop in his vehicle, according to police. In the 1800 block of Second Street South, an adult female passenger fell from the vehicle and sustained fatal injuries. Her identity was not available for release.

Nevarez was pursued to the area of Highway 45 and East Locust Lane, where officers ended the pursuit using a pursuit intervention technique. Officers were able to apprehend Nevarez thereafter. He is being charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and felony eluding.

The Canyon County Critical Incident Task Force is investigating the incident. The Idaho State Police is the lead investigating agency for this case.

Christina Lords: 208-377-6435, @ChristinaLords