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Grangeville man killed in motorcycle accident on U.S. Route 12

LEWISTON, Idaho - A Grangeville man was killed Friday morning after he struck the guardrail on his motorcycle while riding on U.S. Route 12 near Myrtle, Idaho.

65-year-old Mario P. Garateix was traveling westbound on Highway 12 on his motorcycle at milepost 19 when he struck a guardrail while attempting to negotiate a curve. Garteix lost control of his motorcycle and was thrown from the bike.

Garateix was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash and succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

The crash blocked the highway for an hour and a half at the time.


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