Friday, September 25, 2009

Head on collision near Jerome kills one

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Region 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID (208) 324-6000
Fax (208) 324-7897
For further information, contact Captain Kedrick Wills at (208)324-6000 or (208)736-3070

For Immediate Release: September 25, 2009 at 15:50
Contact: Cpl. Sean Walker

On September 25th, 2009, at approximately 12:18 pm, officers from the Idaho State Police responded to a motorcycle versus pickup fatality crash at the intersection of US Highway 93 and State Highway 25 approximately 4 miles east of Jerome. Heather Cornell, age 27 of Jerome, was travelling northbound on US Highway 93 in her 1993 Dodge Dakota when she attempted to make a left turn onto State Highway 25. Cornell collided head on with a motorcycle being driven by Bradley Eberhard, age 21 of Gooding, who was travelling southbound on US Highway 93. Bradley Eberhard was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Eberhard was not wearing a helmet. Cornell was wearing her seatbelt and was not injured.

Both southbound traffic lanes on US Highway 93 were blocked, and one northbound lane was being used to accommodate the southbound traffic. The eastbound traffic lane on State Highway 25 was also blocked. All traffic lanes are now open.

Cpl. Sean Walker is investigating the crash with assistance from Tpr. Wendler, Sgt. Thompson, Sgt. Oliver, Cpl. Bingham, and Cpl. D. Gibbs.