Friday, October 22, 2010

Motorcyclist Injured After Striking Deer on Highway 16

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

For Immediate Release: 10/22/10 3:30 AM
Contact: Cpl. Nesbitt

Around 10:15 PM last night, October 21, 2010, the Idaho State Police responded to an injury crash on State Highway 16 near Emmett. James Ferch, age 51 of Emmett, was traveling behind another vehicle on Highway 16 near Cherry Rd. The vehicle in front swerved to avoid a deer in the road and Ferch struck the deer. Ferch, who was not wearing a helmet, was transported by air ambulance to St. Alphonsus in Boise, where he remains in critical condition. It is unknown if alcohol is involved in this crash. This crash is being investigated by Corporal Nesbitt with assistance from Corporal Robertson, as well as Gem County Deputies and EMS.