Thursday, August 17, 2017

Injury Crash on I-15 mp 196, near Idaho/Montana border

IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer

Idaho State Police
District 6 1540 Foote Dr.
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
(208) 525-7377 FAX: (208) 525-7294

For Immediate Release: Thursday - 08/17/2017 3:25 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Thursday, August 17, 2017, at approximately 10:00 a.m., the Idaho State Police investigated an injury crash on I-15 near milepost 196, near the Montana border.

James Schlichting, 60, of Collingswood, New Jersey, was travelling northbound on a 2017 Harley Davidson motorcycle. Doris Anderson, 80, of Grand Junction, Colorado, was driving northbound in a 2011 Hyundai Elantra. Anderson initiated a lane change and Schlichting went into the median to avoid Anderson's vehicle and lost control.

Schlichting was transported via air ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls. He was wearing a helmet.

Both the north and south inside lanes were blocked for emergency vehicles for approximately three hours while crews worked to clear the scene.

The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.