Friday, August 9, 2019

Injury Crash SH13 at milepost 6, six miles north of Grangeville

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District 2 Patrol 2700 North and South Highway Lewiston, ID 83501-1732
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For Immediate Release: 08/9/2019 20:06
Please direct questions to the District Office

On August 9, 2019 at approximately 10:35 a.m. an injury crash occurred on SH13 at milepost 6, six miles north of Grangeville, ID. A white 2019 Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by Kimberly A Byrnes, 58, of Calgary, Alberta was travelling northbound with a group of motorcyclists when line of cars stopped in the northbound lane to wait for a vehicle turning left across traffic. Byrnes failed to stop and swerved to avoid the stopped traffic, however, she sideswiped a black 2010 GMC Yukon driven by Melanie C. Maltese, 37, of Eagle, ID. Byrnes' motorcycle bounced off the Yukon and struck the driver side of a Gray 2018 Chev Tahoe pulling a camper trailer driven by William N. Pierce, 56, of Kooskia, ID which was travelling southbound. Byrnes was transported to Syringa Hospital. The highway was blocked for three hours. The investigation is ongoing.