Blackfoot man dies in motorcycle accident
BLACKFOOT— On Thursday, Aug. 2, at approximately 9:40 p.m., the Blackfoot Police responded to a two-vehicle accident in the area of East Harmony and Rich Lane. Brent J. Hansen, 36 years of age, of Blackfoot died as a result of the accident. Hansen and his daughter were on a motorcycle which collided with a vehicle operated by Kenny C. Struhs, 41-years-of-age.
Hansen's 6-year-old daughter was injured in the accident and was transported to Bingham Memorial Hospital. Hansen was transported to EIRMC where he succumbed to his injuries. Based on the investigation, Struhs was arrested for vehicular manslaughter and leaving the scene of a fatal accident.
Struhs appeared before Seventh District Judge James Martsch Friday morning.
Bingham County Prosecuting Attorney Scott Andrew said Struhs has been charged with vehicular manslaughter that alleges he was under the influence. Struhs was also charged with leaving the scene of an accident that caused injury or death. His bond was set at $250,000.
Struhs is currently incarcerated in the Bingham County Jail. The preliminary hearing is set for August 16.