Man charged with murder in Blue Lakes fatal crash

Posted at 6:23 AM, Jul 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-05 12:11:26-04

TWIN FALLS, Idaho — The driver accused of causing a fatal crash on Blue Lakes Boulevard North has been charged with first-degree murder and seven counts of felony aggravated battery.

The Times-News reports that 35-year-old Cedric Sebastian Mitchell was arraigned on the charges Wednesday in Twin Falls County Court.

Court records indicate that Mitchell, on June 7, was traveling between 74 and 79 mph on Heyburn Avenue in a pickup when he slammed into a Dodge pickup carrying Dwayne and Maryann Steiner as they were waiting at the stoplight on Blue Lakes. Maryann Steiner died of her injuries.

Dwayne Steiner was seriously injured in the crash and remains hospitalized. Two other cars were involved in the collision, with occupants suffering multiple injuries.

It's not immediately known if Mitchell has a lawyer.