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SW Idaho man arrested following late-night crash

The Associated Press

SW Idaho man arrested following late-night crash

By The Associated Press. CREATED Nov 1, 2013

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A 25-year-old southwest Idaho man has been arrested following a Friday morning crash that killed his 21-year-old female passenger.

KBOI-TV reports that Andrew R. Cassell of Eagle faces a charge of vehicular manslaughter.

Police say Cassell was driving west on State Highway 44 at about 3 a.m. when he lost control of his 2004 Kia Optima and struck a power pole on the right shoulder.

Police say Aldina Ekic of Boise wasn't wearing a seatbelt and died at the scene. Cassell was taken to Saint Alphonsus in Boise with non-life threatening injuries.

Idaho State Police say alcohol was a factor in the crash.