New York Woman Charged with Vehicular Homicide

Desirea Garrera was booked in the Flathead County Detention Center on Saturday after fatally injuring a pedestrian while driving under the influence

By Maggie Dresser
Kalispell Police Department police car as seen on August 14, 2020. Hunter D’Antuono | Flathead Beacon

A 25-year-old New York woman has been charged with vehicular homicide while under the influence after striking a pedestrian with her vehicle near a Kalispell intersection early Saturday morning, according to a Kalispell Police Department press release.

The driver of the vehicle, Desirea Garrera, fled the scene near the intersection of East Idaho Street and Seventh Avenue EN following the incident, which occurred at approximately 3 a.m. Officers located the suspect, and she was booked in the Flathead County Detention Facility.

The pedestrian succumbed to injuries sustained from the crash.

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