Off-duty Idaho FF-EMT dies in motorcycle crash

Hyrum Nielsen was riding a motorcycle when he hit a tree and was ejected from the seat


By News Staff

CAREY, Idaho — An off-duty firefighter-EMT was killed when the motorcycle he was riding left the roadway and hit a tree.

According to KMVT 11, Hyrum Nielsen, a firefighter-EMT with Carey Fire and Rescue, was riding a 1982 Suzuki motorcycle on June 16 before he left the roadway and hit a tree. Blaine County Sheriff officers responded and found Nielsen dead at the scene.

Blaine County Sheriff officers responded and found Nielsen dead at the scene. (Photo/Carey Rural Fire and Rescue)
Blaine County Sheriff officers responded and found Nielsen dead at the scene. (Photo/Carey Rural Fire and Rescue)

Neilsen was wearing a helmet, officials said. 

“The Blaine County Sheriff’s Office would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of Nielsen, and to the Carey Community. Nielsen was a Carey firefighter and EMT, and we are very sorry to yet again lose another member of our community and a fellow first responder to a tragic accident,” Sheriff Steve Harkins said.

 

It is with heavy hearts that we let you all know that our brother, Firefighter/EMT Hyrum Nielsen passed away in a tragic accident last night. Rest in peace, Hyrum, you will be missed.

Posted by Carey Rural Fire and Rescue on Monday, June 17, 2019

 

 

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