Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Fatality Crash WB US12 near MP140, Idaho County

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District 2 Patrol 2700 North and South Highway Lewiston, ID 83501-1732
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For Immediate Release: 07/18/2023 8:25pm

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On July 18, 2023, at approximately 11:14 am, Idaho State Police responded to a fatality crash on US12 near milepost 104 in Idaho County, Idaho. A 57 year-old female from Camrose County, Alberta, driving a Yamaha motorcycle, was traveling westbound on US12. A 32 year-old male from Kamiah, Idaho, driving a Peterbilt semi-truck, was traveling eastbound on US12. The preliminary investigation indicates that the rider of the motorcycle crossed left of center and collided head-on with the semi-truck. The driver of the semi-truck was transported to a local hospital via air ambulance. The rider of the motorcycle was pronounced deceased on scene. Evidence indicates the motorcycle rider was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash and the driver of the semi-truck was not using a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

Traffic on US12 was blocked in both directions for approximately 8 hours to allow emergency responders to assist those involved and clear the scene. Next of kin has been notified. This incident remains under investigation by the Idaho State Police.