UPDATE: Law enforcement locate suspect in Jerome hit-and-run

KMVT Walker Ostler
KMVT Walker Ostler(KMVT)
Published: Jun. 28, 2018 at 11:46 AM MDT
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UDPATE: The Jerome County Sheriff’s Office is no longer looking for a suspect in a Wednesday night hit-and-run.

Thursday afternoon the Gooding County Sheriff’s Office responded to the suspect’s home on an unrelated call. Witnesses reported seeing the suspected car driven through town and notified police. Law enforcement is not yet releasing the man’s name.

The suspected car struck a motorcyclist Wednesday at about 10:45 p.m. on Golf Course Road south of Jerome. The white SUV or car drove away from the scene of the crash. Police found a Mercedes mirror at the crash seen and believed it to be connected to the suspected car.

Following the crash, the motorcyclist was taken by ground ambulance to St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center with serious injuries. As of Thursday afternoon, there was no further information available on his condition.

Information will be updated as more becomes available.


The Jerome County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a driver of a white vehicle.

The driver was in a hit-and-run crash Wednesday night with a motorcycle at 550 Golf Course Road. The sheriff’s office told KMVT the motorcycle was driving north on Golf Course Road and was hit by a white car or SUV around 10:45 p.m.

Law enforcement believe the car could be a Mercedes due to a side mirror found at the scene of the crash. The car likely sustained damage on the front driver's side.

After hitting the motorcyclist, the white vehicle drove off and continued south according to witnesses.

The rider of the motorcycle was seriously injured and taken to St. Luke's Magic Valley Medical Center via ground ambulance but was conscious and responsive.

The accident is under investigation.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call SIRCOMM at 208-324-1911.