Saturday, July 6, 2013

Motorcycle Crash On US93 Near Ellis Claims One

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Idaho State Police
District 6 1540 Foote Dr.
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
(208) 525-7377 FAX: (208) 525-7294

For Immediate Release: 07/06/2013 at 8:30 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On July 5, 2013, at approximately 2:00 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a fatality crash on US93 at milepost 268.5, in Lemhi County, near Ellis, ID.

Lawrence Steffens, 53, of St. Louis Park, MN, was driving north on US93 on a 2010 Harley Davidson motorcycle. While Steffens was negotiating a corner, an antelope ran in front of the motorcycle. Steffens collided with the antelope. Steffens lost control of the motorcycle and the motorcycle went on to its side, separating the driver from the motorcycle. Both Steffens and the motorcycle came to rest on the east side of US93. Steffens succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash. Steffens was wearing a helmet.

Next of kin has been notified. Idaho State Police was assisted by Lemhi County Sheriff's Office, Elk Bend QRU, and Salmon EMS. The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.