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Grangeville motorcyclist dies in US12 crash



— A Grangeville motorcyclist died in a single vehicle fatality crash on U.S. Highway 12 near Myrtle last Friday, June 22.

Mario P. Garateix, 65, succumbed to his injuries at the scene, according to Idaho State Police. He was not wearing a helmet.

The crash was reported at 11:29 a.m. at milepost 19, according to an ISP report. Garateix was westbound and attempting to negotiate a curve when he struck the guardrail, lost control of the motorcycle and was ejected.

The highway was blocked for approximately 1.5 hours.


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