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On Monday, Aug. 12, at approximately 6:21 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle fatality crash, on State Highway 19, west of Caldwell in Canyon County.

Kenneth Olsen, 55, of Caldwell, was traveling westbound on State Highway 19 at milepost 17 on a 2009 Honda Motorcycle. Medardo Rios, 58, of Nampa, was exiting Simplot attempting to cross State Highway 19 in a 2002 Ford Ranger pick-up. Rios stuck Olsen, who was then thrown from his motorcycle. Olsen succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Next of kin has been notified.

Olsen was wearing a helmet and Rios was wearing a seatbelt. Both directions of State Highway 19 were blocked for approximately two hours.