Crime

Boise man faces vehicular manslaughter charge in Sunday crash

A Boise driver accused of killing a Garden City man in a crash Sunday is in the Ada County Jail on $150,000 bond, according to online court records.

Patrick R. Musgrove, 28, is charged with felony manslaughter. Investigators say Musgrove struck Winters Wareagle, 23, after the Garden City man got out of his vehicle on Interstate 84 east of Boise when he developed car trouble.

If he posts bond before trial, Musgrove will be subject to additional supervision during his release, a judge ruled Monday.

A jail listing had stated Musgrove was also held on two possible charges of driving under the influence, but as of Tuesday morning, only the felony manslaughter charge appeared to have been filed in court.

Ada County Deputy Prosecutor Kari Higby said separate DUI charges were not filed because one of the versions of vehicular manslaughter includes driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs as a factor.

Musgrove was arraigned on the vehicular manslaughter charge Monday afternoon in Ada County Magistrate Court, court records show. He was appointed a public defender, and a preliminary hearing was set for 8:30 a.m. Aug. 28.

According to Idaho State Police, Wareagle pulled his 2003 Kia Spectra onto the shoulder near Milepost 68 at about 3:52 a.m. SUnday and got out to check on the problem. Musgrove was headed east in a 2003 Toyota Matrix and struck Wareagle, who died at the scene.

Wareagle’s passenger, Melanie Crutcher, 42, of Garden City, was not injured, Idaho State Police said.

CORRECTION: This article originally incorrectly stated Musgrove had been released from jail.

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