Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Two vehicle crash near Mountain Home sends one to hospital

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Region 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford, Meridian 83642
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For Immediate Release: May 10, 2011 04:00 a.m.
Contact: Senior Trooper J. Bailey

On Monday, May 9, 2011, at approximately 9:31 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle crash with injuries westbound on Interstate 84 at milepost 93, in Mountain Home, ID.

James D. McCord, 34, of Mountain Home, was driving a 2004 Yamaha RX6 westbound on I84 when he struck the rear of a 1993 utility trailer being pulled by a 2000 Dodge R1500 pickup. McCord was thrown from the motorcycle and landed in the rear of the trailer. The pickup was driven by Brent Noe, age 41, of Meridian, ID.

McCord was air lifted to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center with critical injuries. It is unknown if he was wearing a helmet at the time and alcohol may be a factor. Noe did not sustain injuries in the crash.

The crash is still under investigation by Sr. Trooper J. Bailey. He was assisted by Sgt. Burke, Cpl. Thompson, Cpl. Chase, as well as Elmore County Deputies and emergency personnel.