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Driver Charged with DUI & Manslaughter for Accident on I-84

Posted on Aug 17, 2015

Photo:  Patrick Musgrove of the Ada County Jail

Last Sunday morning, a motor vehicle/pedestrian crash occurred on Interstate 84 resulting in the death of 23-yr-old Winters Wareagle of Meridian, Idaho. Wareagle was driving eastbound on the Interstate near the Boise Port of Entry when his car broke down, and he pulled his car off to the side of the road onto the shoulder. As Wareagle was getting out of his car, his car was struck by 28-yr-old Patrick Musgrove of Meridian, Idaho.

Wareagle died at the scene of the collision, and Musgrove was charged with Aggravated DUI and Vehicle Manslaughter.

The Idaho State Police are continuing to investigate this accident and are conducted a collision reconstruction.

A person who is the victim of a drunk drive has only 180 days from the date of loss to serve the purveyor of the alcohol with a notice of dram shop before filing suit. If an establishment has served alcohol to an obviously intoxicated person, then the purveyor of the alcohol may also be jointly responsible for the injuries and damages caused by the obviously intoxicated person.

We at Morton Law Offices, Chartered give our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Winters Wareagle for his untimely death.

If you or a loved one have suffered either injuries or damages as a result of a drunk driver, you should immediately contact an experienced lawyer for a free initial consultation. Boise Trial Lawyer Alan Morton has over 33 years of experience helping victims of drunk drivers obtain compensation for their losses as a result of drunk driving. Mr. Morton is available to meet with you at his office or your home, workplace, hospital or any other convenient location for an initial free consultation to discuss your legal rights and remedies. Time is not on your side. An investigation on your behalf is necessary to identify the purveyor of the alcohol involved in any loss of life. You can contact Mr. Morton or his staff at 208.344.5555, toll free at 888.716.8021 or by completing an online contact form to arrange an initial free consultation. You may also wish to review the testimonial page of Mr. Morton’s many former clients whom has as served as well to see how he has assisted others similarly situated.

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Alan Morton
Advocate for Justice/Trial Lawyer