Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Fatal Crash SB US95 @152.5

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

For Immediate Release: 07/17/2013 9:35 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On July 17, 2013 at 4:04pm, Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle fatal crash southbound on US95 at mile marker 152.5, south of New Meadows.

Eric A. Oleson, 32 of Payette, was traveling northbound on US95 in a 2000 GMC Yukon. Oleson was turning left onto Lost Valley Reservoir Road in front of a 2007 KTM Motorcycle which was traveling southbound on US95. The driver of the motorcycle struck the passenger side of the Yukon and came to rest in the southbound lane of travel. The 39 year old male driver, who was wearing a helmet, succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Oleson was transported by ground ambulance to St. Luke's Hospital in McCall. He was wearing his seatbelt. The name of the victim is not being released as next of kin has not been notified.

The southbound lane of US95 was blocked for approximately 1.5 hours. The crash is being investigated by the Idaho State Police with assistance from the Adams County Sheriff's Office.