Miguel Hernandez Obituary, Death – On July 24, 2023, at around 7:30 p.m., officers attempted to pull over a black Dodge Pickup close to the intersection of N Lilyturf Ave. and E. Ustick Ave. The driver was changing lanes and smashing into objects with reckless abandon. The officers did not stop when the black GMC sped away; rather, they began to pursue it.
Miguel Hernandez, the 39-year-old motorist, was heading toward Middleton on Ten Mile and Hwy 16 when he hit speeds of up to 85 mph. Hernandez turned his car at the cops, who were able to evacuate unharmed, but the officer was unable to use his spikes to stop Hernandez’s car. During the pursuit, Hernandez also side-swiped two vehicles.
Hernandez’s vehicle went off the road and struck a mound of dirt just west of Emmett Road on the south side of Highway 44 close to Middleton.
Authorities quickly took Hernandez into custody. He was sent to a hospital in the area. Upon inspection, the car revealed many open alcohol containers inside. A minor bushfire started when Hernandez’s automobile went off the road. Middleton Fire put out the fire quickly after arriving on the spot. No one was killed in the chase or the fire. Subsequently, Hernandez was apprehended and lodged in the Canyon County Jail, facing allegations of breaching his parole and an Ada County hold.
Hernandez will next be sent to the Ada County Jail, which is located on the following property: Misdemeanor driving after an accident—doing not to stop or leave the scene—misdemeanor possession or consumption of alcohol, assault or battery against designated personnel, driving without privileges, evading or trying to elude a police officer, and driving under the influence (second offense) are all listed as one count each. The Meridian Police Department would like to thank the Middleton Fire Department, Star Police, Canyon County Sheriff’s Office, and Canyon County Paramedics for their support during last night’s chase.