Motorcyclist killed after hitting bus near Blackfoot

Posted at 1:00 PM, Jul 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-08 15:00:27-04

A motorcyclist was killed after hitting a bus near Blackfoot, Idaho Saturday afternoon.

The Idaho State Journal reports Corey Beeson of Williston, North Dakota, was riding a Yamaha motorcycle west on U.S. Highway 26 at about 12:15  p.m. Saturday.

At about that same time, Rocio Perez of Blackfoot was turning onto the highway in a 2002 Ford bus.

Perez entered the highway in front of the motorcycle and Beeson was unable to stop, striking the driver's side of the bus.

Beeson was not wearing a helmet and was taken to Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot, where he died.​​​​​​​

Beeson's passenger, Priscilla McCarty of Blackfoot was taken by air ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.The crash is still under investigation by Idaho State Police.

(The Associated Press contributed to this story.)