GOODING • A trial has been scheduled in a Hagerman vehicular manslaughter case.

In late August, Shane Jeffery Haile, 25, was charged with vehicular manslaughter after an all-terrain vehicle crash that killed Blanton McGee, 27, of Hailey.

On Tuesday, a trial in the case was scheduled for Feb. 20.

Haile was also charged with driving a vehicle without the owner’s consent, causing more than $1,000 damage.

According to their report, on Aug. 26 at about 1:50 a.m., Gooding County sheriff’s deputies responded to a canal - Buckeye Ditch - at the end of Orchard Street West in Hagerman.

Neighbors who responded to the crash before emergency workers arrived later described to deputies how they held McGee’s head above the water and attempted to remove him from the vehicle, according to the report. Haile was removed from the canal on a sled and rope system by medical personnel.

According to the report, he had a head laceration, two broken kneecaps and a broken vertebra.

Both Haile and McGee were taken to North Canyon Medical Center in Gooding. McGee was later taken by air ambulance to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise where he died from his injuries.

According to the report, Haile and McGee left a party in Hagerman and took the Razor, which belongs to the party’s host, without permission.

A status hearing in the case was scheduled for Jan. 8.


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