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Kearns woman killed in a two-vehicle accident in Idaho

Jun 26, 2022, 8:30 PM | Updated: Dec 29, 2022, 11:31 am
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(PHOTO: Courtesy of Getty Images)
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GEM COUNTY, Idah0 — A 39-year-old woman from Kearns was killed Saturday afternoon in two-vehicle accident in Idaho.

Idaho State Police say a 52-year-old woman from Emmett, Idaho was traveling northbound on SH-16 in a 2017 Jeep Renegade. Police say the woman crossed the center line and collided with a 2017 Kawasaki motorcycle traveling southbound at 4:08 p.m.

A 61-year-old man from Star, Idaho was driving the motorcycle. A 39-year-old woman from Kearns was a passenger on the motorcycle. 

Police say both were transported by air ambulance to an area hospital. The woman passed away from her injuries at the hospital.

Police also say that both were wearing helmets at the time of crash. The driver of the Jeep was wearing a seat belt.

According to police, traffic in both directions on the highway was blocked for roughly five hours allowing for the investigation and the scene to be cleared. 

Police do say, however, evidence found on the scene would indicate alcohol may have been a factor for the driver of the Jeep. The identity of the Kearns woman killed has not been released.

The investigation is ongoing.

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