Monday, September 14, 2009

Fatal crash near Fruitland

Region 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford, Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
Fax (208) 846-7520
For Immediate Release: 09/14/09 10:15 PM
Contact: Tpr. Bake
At 6:04 p.m. today, September 14, 2009, Idaho State Police responded to a motorcycle crash on I84 at milepost 3, near the Idaho/Oregon border. Eric Shink, age 40, of Kennewick, Washington was headed eastbound on I84 and took the off ramp near milepost 3, where he failed to negotiate a curve and struck the guard rail. Shink was ejected from his motorcycle and pronounced dead at the scene. Shink was wearing a helmet. Alcohol and speed are believed to have been factors. The crash is still under investigation by Trooper Bake with the assistance of Payette County Sheriff's Office.