Friday, August 17, 2012

Fatal Motorcycle Crash near Salmon

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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: 08/17/2012 at 08:35 p.m
Please direct questions to the District Office

On August 17, 2012, at approximately 11:30 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated a fatal motorcycle crash northbound US93 at milepost 319.5, fifteen miles north of Salmon, Lemhi County, Idaho. Jay Mason, 72 of Sandy, Utah, was traveling northbound on US93 on a 2007 Harley Davidson, when he failed to negotiate a curve on the roadway, causing the bike to go off the right side of the road, where Mason was separated from his motorcycle, landing on the roadside. Mason was transported to Steele Memorial Medical Center in Salmon, Idaho by ground ambulance, where he later died from his injuries. Mason's next of kin has been notified. The Idaho State Police was assisted by Salmon Police Department, Gibbonsville QRU, Salmon Ambulance and Lemhi Search and Rescue.

Mason was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. This crash is under investigation.