Idaho Highway Closed After Fatal Motorcycle Collision
A motorcycle collision shut down State Highway 33 for several hours Tuesday morning. Shortly after 10 a.m., on August 28, Idaho State Police investigated an incident that occurred near the intersection of W 6000 S. Several people were reported to have been injured, and one was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
John Lawless, 54, of Victor, was driving north on SH33 in a 1993 Chevrolet pickup truck. Klaus-Dieter Beyer, 58, of Siegen, German, was heading northbound and driving a 2018 Harley Davidson. Lawless slowed his vehicle to make a left-hand turn at the intersection when he was rear-ended by the motorcycle. Klaus-Dieter and his passenger, Carmen Beyer, 52, of Siegen, Germany, were ejected from the motorcycle.
Carmen was rushed in an emergency helicopter to Teton Valley Hospital. She was later transported by ground ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Center.
Her husband, Klaus, died shortly after she left the scene. Carmen was wearing her helmet at the time of the motorcycle collision and Klaus was not.
The northbound lane was closed for 5 hours. No other vehicles were involved in the accident.
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