S. Idaho man found guilty after fatal wrong-way crash

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 10, 2017 at 9:18 a.m.



This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

JEROME, Idaho (AP) — A south-central Idaho man has been convicted of vehicular manslaughter following a fatal wrong-way crash with another vehicle.

The Times-News reports (http://bit.ly/2mts1CK) that a jury on Wednesday returned the verdict against 35-year-old Steven Anthony Pomrenke of Wendell.

Pomrenke fled from police in January 2016 on what Gooding County Sheriff Shaun Gough called a suicide mission.

Police say Pomrenke left a bar in a Ford F-250 pickup and refused to stop for a sheriff's deputy. Pomrenke smashed several street signs before driving the wrong way on Interstate 84.

Police say Pomrenke crashed into an oncoming semitrailer and killed a passenger in that vehicle, 40-year-old Juan Carlos Vargas.

Pomrenke's sentencing is set for May. He faces up to 15 years in prison.

___

Information from: The Times-News, http://www.magicvalley.com

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The Associated Press

    SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast