Sunday, August 18, 2013

Motorcycle crash near Island Park injures one

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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: 8/18/13 12:15 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Sunday, August 18, 2013, at approximately 9:45 a.m., the Idaho State Police investigated an injury crash on US Highway 20 at milepost 384. Michael Dye, 62, of Sterling, Oklahoma was westbound on a 2005 Honda motorcycle. The rear tire blew out. Dye lost control of the motorcycle and crashed. He was wearing his helmet, and was transported by ground ambulance to Madison Memorial.

US Highway 20 was blocked for approximately forty-five minutes while crews worked to clear the scene. The Idaho State Police were assisted by Fremont County Sheriff's office and emergency crews, and the Idaho Transportation Department. The crash is still under investigation.