IDAHO FALLS — An Idaho Falls man faces charges of vehicular manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident involving a death, both felonies.
Idaho Falls Police Department officials indicated the fatal accident occurred around 9 p.m. in the 3200 block of Lindsay Boulevard on Jan. 21, 2013.
The man who died is 53-year-old Martin Rodriguez who was walking along Lindsay Boulevard.
Nicky Bateman, 49, was taken into custody in connection with the two felony warrants on March 23. Officers say Bateman turned himself in when he found out about the charges.
It is alleged that Bateman was driving north on Lindsay Boulevard when he struck Rodriguez and left the scene of the accident.
IFPD officials say Rodriguez was found later after being identified by another motorist who witnessed the collision.
Bateman is being housed at the Bonneville County Jail.