Sunday, August 18, 2019

*Final Update* Injury Crash on State Highway 28, North of Lone Pine

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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: 8/18/19 18:33 PM.
Please direct questions to the District Office

*Final Update*

Idaho State Police was also assisted by Clark County Volunteer EMS.



On August 18, 2019, at 12:53 PM, Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle injury crash on State Highway 28 at Nicholia Ranch Road, 9 miles north of Lone Pine, Idaho.

Justin Nichols, 41, of Idaho Falls and passenger Melissa Nichols, 42, of Idaho Falls, were driving a 2012 Ford F150 pulling a horse trailer southbound on State Highway 28 at Nicholia Ranch Road. Marrion Lematta, 66, of Salida, Colorado was driving a 2003 Honda VTX1800 motorcycle southbound on State Highway 28 behind Nichols. Nichols attempted to make a left turn from southbound State Highway 28 onto Nicholia Ranch Road when Lematta attempted to pass Nichols on the left. Lematta struck the rear of Nichols' truck and came to rest under the horse trailer's hitch.

Lematta was transported by air ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls. Lematta was wearing a helmet and both occupants of the truck were wearing a seatbelt.

State Highway 28 was blocked for approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Idaho State Police was assisted by Lemhi County Sheriff's Office, Lemhi County EMS, Lemhi County Search & Rescue, Lifeflight Network, and Clark County Sheriff's Office.

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