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Boise woman facing DUII, manslaughter charges in Ore. crash


A Boise woman was jailed on DUII, manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide charges after her SUV crossed the fog line on a state highway near Baker City Friday evening and struck and killed a Walla Walla man who pulled his pickup and trailer over to check the tires’ air pressure, Oregon State Police said.

The fatal crash occurred around 5:10 p.m. on Oregon Route 86 near milepost 2.5, just east of an Interstate 84 interchange, troopers said.

A preliminary investigation found that Tim Cheney, 59, of Walla Walla, had parked his 1998 Dodge pickup and large flatbed trailer on the westbound shoulder of the road, facing I-84, and was outside checking the air pressure in his trailer tires, they said.

A 2016 Jeep SUV driven by Adrienne Larsen, 32, of Boise, was heading west on Route 86 when her vehicle struck the right fog line and struck Cheney, who died at the scene.

Larsen, who was unhurt in the crash, was taken to the Baker County Jail and lodged on charges of DUII, first and second-degree manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and reckless endangerment. Troopers said more charges may be considered.

The crash and investigation closed Route 86 for about four hours.

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