Monday, June 26, 2017

Final Update: Crash blocking traffic on US26

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

*** Final Update ***

For Immediate Release: 06/26/17 at 10:15 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On June 26, 2017, at approximately 12:30 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a fatality crash on US 26 at milepost 173, between Shoshone and Richfield, ID.

Judy K. Childs, 54, of Shoshone, was stopped in the eastbound lane of travel in a 2000 Jeep, waiting for traffic to clear so she could make a left-hand turn into a driveway. Steven K. Jones, 66, of Jerome was travelling eastbound behind Childs on a 2011 Harley Davidson Motorcycle. Jones did not slow for Childs' vehicle and struck it.

Childs was wearing a seatbelt. Jones was not wearing a helmet and succumbed to his injuries at the crash scene.

Next of kin has been notified.



At this time all lanes of travel are now open. More information will be released as it becomes available.


*** End of Update***

The Idaho State Police is currently on scene of a crash that is blocking both eastbound and westbound traffic on US26 at milepost 173 between Shoshone and Richfield. More information will be given as it becomes available.