Saturday, September 25, 2010

Head-on crash near Idaho City claims one

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Region 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford, Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
Fax (208) 846-7520

For Immediate Release: 09/25/2010 7:31 p.m.
Contact: Corporal Nesbitt

On September 25th, 2010, at approximately 1:25 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a fatality crash on State Highway 21 near Idaho City in Boise County. Lawrence Junker, 35, of Meridian, was traveling northbound on State Highway 21 on a 2008 Suzuki motorcycle. Junker was traveling in excess of the posted speed limit when he failed to maintain his lane around a corner. Junker then crossed into oncoming traffic and struck Charles Barkell, 33, of Boise, who was traveling southbound on a 1985 Suzuki motorcycle. Both Barkell and Junker were transported by air ambulance to St. Alphonsus in Boise. Junker was later pronounced dead at the hospital from injuries he sustained in the crash. Both Junker and Barkell were wearing helmets.

The crash is still under investigation by Cpl. Nesbitt who was assisted at the scene by Boise County emergency personnel.