On Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at approximately 9:32 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle, injury crash on U.S. Highway 20 at milepost 383 in Island Park.
Shad Swink, 44, of Moab, Utah, had turned onto U.S. 20 from a side road and was in the turn lane, attempting to merge into eastbound traffic. He was riding a 1984 Harley Davidson FXST motorcycle. Kaleb Shearer, 28, of Rexburg, was eastbound on U.S. 20 in a 2001 Sterling dump truck. The rear fender of the motorcycle struck the rear tire of the dump truck.
Swink was ejected from the motorcycle. Both he and the motorcycle came to rest in the turn lane. Swink was not wearing a helmet. He was transported to the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls by air ambulance. The dump truck came to a controlled stop in the eastbound lane. Shearer was wearing a seat belt. The lanes were blocked for approximately 30 minutes.
The crash is under investigation by Idaho State Police.