Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Single Vehicle Fatal Crash on US20 near Rigby, Idaho

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

For Immediate Release: 05/31/2011 1015 PM
Contact: Trooper Peter Sibus

On May 31, 2011 at 7:40 PM, the Idaho State Police investigated a Fatal Crash eastbound on US20 at milepost 320 near Rigby. Johnnie Williams, age 64 of Rigby, Idaho, was riding his 2009 Harley Davidson Motorcycle when he took the South Rigby exit. Williams lost control of his motorcycle causing him to hit the guard rail leaving the bike and coming to rest in the roadway. Williams was transported by air ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries. Williams was wearing a helmet.

This crash is under investigation by Trooper Sibus and Corporal Murdock. The Idaho State Police was assisted at the scene by Rigby Police and Jefferson County Sheriff Deputies and Emergency Services Personnel.