Meridian man killed as light semi-short, Arizona man charged


EAGLE, Idaho (KLIX) – A 22-year-old man was killed when a semi-truck ran a red light in Eagle on Wednesday, resulting in the arrest of an Arizona man.

Ada County Sheriff’s Office

Ada County Sheriff’s Office says 32-year-old Cecilio Eliut Camacho-Montoya faces vehicle manslaughter and driver under the influence following crash at highway intersection Idaho 55 and 44 at around 8:40 p.m. Ada County Coroner Dotti Owens identified the victim as Connor Holcomb, 22, of Meridian.

According to the sheriff’s office, Camacho-Montoya headed south on Idaho 55 and turned on a red light at high speed when he collided with Holcomb’s Ford pickup truck, which was heading east. After impact, the semi separated and struck concrete barriers before coming to a stop. Holcomb had been thrown from the van and taken to Saint Alphonsus Eagle Health Plaza where he was pronounced dead.

According to the sheriff’s office, deputies were able to detect the smell of alcohol on Camacho-Montoya’s breath and performed a field sobriety test which recorded a blood alcohol level of .22. Anything above a blood alcohol level of 0.04 for anyone with a commercial driver’s license is illegal. Camacho-Montoya was arrested and incarcerated in Ada County Jail.

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