CLARK FORK, Idaho Police say the driver of a pickup truck that ran over and killed an off duty Spokane Police officer after he crashed his motorcycle, has turned herself in.
Idaho State Police troopers said the wreck happened just before 10:30 p.m. Tuesday on Highway 200 near Clark Fork.
Authorities said Officer Kurt Henson, 47, was riding his Harley Davidson with Kimberly Lenox, 43, when he struck an abrupt lane edge in a construction zone. The impact threw both Henson and Lenox from the motorcycle.
Brianna Knapp was driving a Dodge pickup following behind the motorcycle. and allegedly ran over Henson and the bike. ISP says Knapp fled the scene, but the truck was later located. Knapp contacted law enforcement authorities and has been interviewed.
Based on information gathered from the interview, Knapp was arrested for leaving the scene of a fatal crash.
Officials pronounced Henson dead and transported him to Coffelt Funeral Home. They said he was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. Medics transported Lenox to Bonner County Hospital for her injuries. The extent of her injuries was not released.
Fellow officers say Kurt Henson was a tender-hearted kind of guy.
Officer Henson leaves behind two daughters and a son.