SPD officer killed in hit-and-run crash near Clark Fork

Memorial service set for SPD Officer Kurt Henson

A 12-year veteran Spokane police officer was killed in a hit-and-run accident near Clark Fork, and police are still looking for the person or people responsible.

The accident happened on Highway 200 at mile marker 53, just before 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. Clark Fork is just east of Lake Pend Oreille.

According to Idaho State Police, Spokane police officer Kurt Henson, 47, and his passenger Kimberly Lenox, 43, both of Post Falls, were heading westbound on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle when Henson hit an abrupt lane edge in a construction zone.

Henson and Lenox were thrown from the motorcycle.

The Idaho State Police said a 2001 Dodge pickup truck following Henson and Lenox hit Henson and the motorcycle, then left the scene.

Henson died at the scene. He was not wearing a helmet.

Lenox was taken to Bonner General Hospital with injuries. The hospital wouldn’t disclose her condition.

According to a source, the truck was found near the scene and impounded. They are still searching for the driver.

Henson was a former Kootenai County sheriff’s deputy from 1993 through 2000 and was a Spokane police motorcycle officer in the traffic unit.

An email was sent to Spokane police at 8 a.m. Wednesday, informing them of Henson’s death.

If you have any information on the collision, you’re asked to call ISP at 208-769-1433.