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Man turns himself in after deadly accident

By Staff Writer
Published On: Mar 25 2013 11:38:13 AM CDT
Nicky Bateman

Nicky Bateman

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho -

A man turned himself in after police said he left the scene of a deadly accident.

Nicky Bateman, 49, was arrested on an Idaho Falls warrant charging him with vehicular manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident involving death, both felonies, police said Monday.

The arrest warrant stemmed from an accident that happened Jan. 21 at 9 p.m. in the 3200 block of Lindsay Boulevard.
Martin Rodriguez, 53, was walking on Lindsay, and Bateman was driving north on the road and struck Rodriguez, police said. They said Bateman left the scene. Rodriguez was later found by another motorist.

Bateman turned himself in at the Bonneville County Jail after learning of the warrant.

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