The Idaho State Police (ISP) responded to a two vehicle injury crash on State Highway 7, Gilbert Grade, at milepost 38 in Clearwater County on Sunday, Aug. 22.

According to the ISP report, Luke A. Schwartz, 22, of Ferdinand, was driving northbound on SH7 in a 1998 Dodge Dakota, when he cut through the blind corner into the oncoming lane of travel. Thomas H. Denham, 67, of Lewiston, was traveling southbound driving a black 2007 KTM motorcycle when he was struck by Schwartzs vehicle.

Schwartz was wearing his seatbelt; Denham was wearing a helmet and protective riding gear. Denham was transported to Clearwater Valley Hospital and later transferred to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, WA. The highway was partially blocked for approximately four hours. Investigation is ongoing.

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