Region 6 1540 Foote Dr.
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
(208) 525-7377 FAX: (208) 525-7294
For Immediate Release: 09/17/2009 2:27 am
Contact: Trooper Lewis
On Wednesday September 16, 2009 at approximately 3:08 pm, Idaho State Police responded to a report of a crash involving two motorcycles northbound on US93 at milepost 314, near Northfork. Stephanie Bratcher, 37, and William Bratcher, 48, both of Salmon were traveling northbound, when they came upon a piece of road equipment working on the shoulder of the roadway. Stephanie slowed due to the equipment in the area, but William was unable to slow down in time and hit her motorcycle from behind causing both motorcycles to crash. Both Stephanie and William were taken to Steele Memorial Hospital, in Salmon, where William succumbed to his injuries. William was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. Stephanie was treated and released. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor. The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police