Saturday, March 30, 2013

One-vehicle crash on US93 near Shoshone

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District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID 83338-5904 (208) 324-6000
Fax (208) 324-7897

For Immediate Release: 03/30/13 4:33 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On March 30, 2013, at approximately 12:53 pm, the Idaho State Police investigated a one-vehicle injury crash northbound US93 at milepost 67.5, 6 miles south of Shoshone. Northbound traffic was slowing down for vehicles turning left. Kelly West, 38 of Hailey, was northbound on US93 on a 2003 Harley Davidson Roadking. West failed to slow down in time, and braked suddenly, losing control of the motorcycle. The motorcycle then tipped over, injuring both West and his passenger, Braydan West, 16 of Hailey.

Kelly West was transported to Saint Luke's Magic Valley by air ambulance, and Braydan West was transported to the same hospital by ground ambulance. Both occupants were wearing motorcycle helmets. US93 was blocked for approximately one hour. This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.