Four Fatalities Reported On Idaho Roads Monday


By Paul Johnson

Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - Monday turned out to be a bad day for some motorists in Idaho. A one vehicle rollover claimed the life of a Utah resident. The Idaho State Police say the accident in the eastbound lane of I-84 happened near exit 201 at about 8:30 Monday morning. Britney Byrd, 28 of Kaysville, Utah was driving a 2007 Toyota Matrix. Byrd’s vehicle went off the right side of the road where it struck the exit sign for the Kasota Road exit. The vehicle overturned and came to rest on the embankment south of the exit. Byrd’s front passenger, Timothy Byrd, 31 of Kaysville, Utah, was ejected from the vehicle and was transported by Air Ambulance to the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls. While at the hospital, he succumbed to his injuries. Britney Byrd and 3 children, ages 4, 2 and 7 months, were transported by ground ambulance to St Luke’s Magic Valley Regional Medical Center in Twin Falls.
At 1:10 pm a 22 year old St. Maries Man was killed when he swerved in front of a logging truck. Police say Wade W. Norton was eastbound on State Highway 5, 2 miles west of St. Maries. The eastbound lane of the highway was closed for 3 hours. Norton was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Idaho State Police were called to a single vehicle fatality crash on State Highway 34 milepost 92 near Wayan, Idaho. Police say a 2005 Harley Davidson motorcycle driving by Gordon Churchill, 67 of Smithfield, Utah was headed southbound on State Highway 34, when the vehicle went off the side of the road and crashed. Churchill was ejected from his motorcycle. He succumbed to his injuries at the scene.
Then a 70 year old Spokane Washington resident died when her vehicle struck another car head on. The ISP says the accident happened around 4pm on U.S. 95 near milepost 442 at Chilco Road in Kootenai County. Mikki J. McGooldrick was southbound when she crossed the center line and struck a pickup.

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