Saturday, July 25, 2015

Two vehicle, fatality crash on SH-44 in Middleton - Name Released

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

For Immediate Release: 7/25/15 1:55 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

*** Update ***

The driver of the Yamaha dirt bike has been identified as Nicholas Alvarez, age 25 of Middleton. Next of kin has been notified.


*** End of Update ***

On Friday, July 24, 2015, at approximately 11:32 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle, fatality crash at the intersection of SH-44 and Lansing Lane, in Middleton.

An adult male was northbound on Lansing Lane on a 2006 Yamaha YZ250 dirt bike. Jonathan Kofoed, 18, of Middleton, was eastbound on SH-44 in a 2006 Ford Mustang. The Yamaha entered the intersection, where it was struck by the Mustang. The Mustang came to rest east of the intersection, in the left hand turn lane. The Yamaha came to rest in the westbound lane of travel, east of the Mustang.

SH-44 was blocked for approximately two-and-a-half hours.

The driver of the motorcycle succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash. He was not wearing a helmet. All of the occupants of the Mustang were wearing their seatbelts.

Next of kin is still being notified. The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.