Nampa man sentenced in 2016 hit-and-run death of Australian tech guru

Tristian D. Myers
Tristian D. Myers

Tristian D. Myers, Nampa, was sentenced on Monday to three to five years in prison after the 2016 death of Leslie Nassar. Myers had pleaded guilty in March to leaving the scene of a fatal accident, a felony, and vehicular manslaughter, a misdemeanor.

For the felony, court records show the judge retained jurisdiction, sending Myers to a prison-based treatment program that can run from a few months to a year. If he successfully completes that program, he may avoid serving the longer prison sentence.

Myers was driving a pickup truck that hit Nassar and two of his daughters, ages 3 and 8, in Middleton in October 2016.

Nassar had just walked his oldest daughter to a bus to take her to a co-ed wrestling tournament. He was returning home with his younger daughters when they were struck by Myers. Nassar later died at a local hospital. His daughters survived.

Nassar, co-owner of Wrangling Cats — a Sydney, Australia, digital production studio — was an Australian citizen who was living in Nampa with his wife, the couple’s three daughters and his in-laws.

CORRECTION: This report did not originally note that the judge retained jurisdiction.

An image of Leslie Nassar on a fundraiser following his death. Screenshot via GoFundMe