UPDATE: Suspect arrested in fatal hit-and-run

 Karl L. Kukuchka
Hit and run vehicle
Nampa PD hit-and-run suspect
Nampa PD hit-and-run suspect
Posted at 3:02 PM, Nov 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-17 19:09:22-05

NAMPA, Idaho — UPDATE (11/17): Nampa Police arrested a Nampa man in connection with a hit-and-run that killed a 68-year-old.

Police arrested Karl L. Kukuchka, 56 from Nampa, on felony charges of leaving the scene of an accident and misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter. An onlooker alerted law enforcement when they saw Kukuchka driving a vehicle that matched the description provided.

Caldwell Police officers stopped Kukuchka near Caldwell Blvd. and Florida Ave., according to Nampa police.

UPDATE (11/16): Nampa Police say a hit and run crash has turned into a homicide investigation. Police say the victim, 68-year-old Barbara Alexander of Boise, died from her injuries over the weekend.

Police are still seeking information in the case. Anyone with information is asked to contact Nampa Police Officer Angela Phillips at 208-468-5310, Detective Chad Benson at 208-468-5584, Nampa Dispatch at 208-465-2257 option 2, or Crime Stoppers at 208-343-COPS(2677) or leave a web tip at

The suspect vehicle is believed to be a silver or gray 2007-2009 Dodge Caliber. It's missing a passenger-side mirror and may have damage on that side of the vehicle.

This article was originally published by Ruth Brown in the Idaho Statesman.

UPDATE (11/11): Police obtained and released surveillance video of person of interest in a hit-and-run that injured an elderly woman in Nampa.

The Nampa Police Department is asking for help identifying the driver of the vehicle in the footage.

Anyone with information or possible video from the surrounding area is asked to contact Nampa Police officer Angela Phillips at 208-468-5310 or Nampa dispatch at 208-465-2257 option 2. Tips may also be sent to Crime Stoppers at 208-343-COPS(2677) or leave a web tip at

Nampa PD hit-and-run suspect


The Nampa Police Department is seeking information from the public regarding a hit-and-run incident on Thursday morning that left an elderly woman with life-threatening injuries.

At 11:37 a.m., police responded to the scene of the crash near the intersection of 11th Avenue South and 12th Street South. Police believe the suspect’s vehicle is a light-colored 2007 Dodge Caliber, and the vehicle will be missing its passenger-side mirror and might have other damage.

According to a news release, the vehicle fled northbound on 11th Avenue after striking the female. The woman was transported to an area hospital.