Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Motorcyclist dies in collision on Highway 75

Express Staff Writer

A motorcyclist was killed Friday in a head on collision on Highway 75 about one mile north of Hailey. Angie Short, 27, of Hailey, died at the scene of the accident near the Chapman and Peregrine Ranch properties.

The fatal accident occurred when Shirley Grant, 80, of Sun Valley pulled onto the highway from a private driveway in a 1986 Jaguar sedan and sideswiped Short, forcing her into oncoming traffic. Short was southbound when she collided with a 2003 Ford Ranger driven by Ketchum resident Peter Flood, 68, said Blaine County Sheriff Walt Femling. Flood was northbound and could do nothing to avoid Short who was driving a 2002 Harley Davidson, Femling said. ?It was not (Flood?s) fault at all,? he added.

Short was not wearing a helmet and the circumstances of the accident are still under investigation. He said Grant was trying to turn north onto the highway and said she did not see Short.

Short was traveling with a dog in a kennel attached to the motorcycle. The dog survived the accident, Femling said. ?The accident was on a curve where we have had several fatal (accidents) over the years.?

There are two crosses already in place on the side of the highway.

Short was born in Twin Falls, the daughter of Robert and Lois Short. She was raised in Boise and Elko, Nev., where she graduated from high school. Short moved to Ketchum in 1995. She rode with a rodeo club and was fond of horses.

Short worked for Rocky Mountain Hardware for nine years, where she was the top salesperson.

Short is survived by her parents in Boise, her husband Ray Martin, her sister Sarah Damele.

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 1, at the Community Campus Auditorium in Hailey with the Rev. Wendy Collins officiating. Interment will follow at 5 p.m. at the Dry Creek Cemetery in Eagle.

An obituary appears on Page A18 of the printed edition of the Idaho Mountain Express.

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