TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — A 5th District judge sentenced an Eden man to 15 years in prison after driving under the influence of alcohol, and running a stop sign that caused a crash, killing his passenger in 2016.
On Jan. 19, the courts sentenced Jody Neaderhiser, 52, to a minimum of five years in prison with the possibility of 10 more years for each charge. The sentences will be served concurrently.
Neaderhiser pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter while driving under the influence and aggravated DUI in November.
Neaderhiser was credited with 542 days in jail. The courts suspended his driver’s license for five years.
The crash occurred on May 30, before 10 p.m. on Memorial Day, when he ran a stop sign and his truck struck the passenger side of another car at State Highway 50 and 3800 East. The impact killed his passenger Evette Phillips, of Twin Falls. Police said they found beer cans in and around Neaderhiser’s truck near the accident scene, court documents said.
Neaderhiser wasn’t charged with manslaughter until July of 2016. The DUI charge followed in August.