JEROME, Idaho (KIFI) - Idaho State Police troopers are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Thursday, August 3, 2023, at approximately 10:46 a.m., on State Highway 25 at milepost 4.7, near the Jerome Airport.
A 1996 Freightliner truck, driven by a 23-year-old Buhl man was stopped in the eastbound lanes waiting to make a left turn. A 2006 Suzuki GSX-R600 motorcycle, driven by a 44-year-old Filer man was also eastbound on State Highway 25. The Suzuki passed stopped traffic that was behind the Freightliner. The Freightliner began to turn, and the Suzuki struck the truck.
The rider of the motorcycle succumbed to their injuries at the crash scene. The rider of the motorcycle was wearing a helmet. The driver of the truck and his passenger, a 19 year old, of Wendell, were both wearing their seatbelts. The occupants of the truck were not transported.
The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.