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Nampa newlyweds recovering after motorcycle crash

Kisha Cowan and her husband Tysen Cowan participated in cancer rides and love to give back to their community, says friend, Amanda Quinn.
Kisha Cowan and her husband Tysen Cowan participated in cancer rides and love to give back to their community, says friend, Amanda Quinn.

Tysen and Kisha Cowan of Nampa were thrown off Tysen’s 2009 Harley Davidson motorcycle on Interstate 84 Friday night, according to an Idaho State Police report.

Neither were wearing helmets, but they’re both expected to make a full recovery, said their friend Amanda Quinn, who started a GoFundMe page for the couple and their eight children.

“They are doing a lot better thankfully,” she said. “It’s really a miracle.”

A spokesman for Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise said Kisha Cowan was listed in critical condition Tuesday night and Tysen Cowan’s condition was serious.

The couple, who married in February and combined their families, were headed west near milepost 29 in Caldwell around 11:22 p.m. when they went off the road and were thrown from the motorcycle. Tysen Cowan, 31, fell onto the road and was run over by a pickup truck driven by Caleb Bale, 22, of Nampa, ISP reports.

His leg was broken, requiring surgeries. Kisha Cowan, 35, endured severe road rash across her body that sent her to the intensive care unit, Quinn said.

The couple’s children, ages 5 to 15, are staying with family members, she said.

Quinn said she started the GoFundMe to help the family pay for medical expenses and other bills while the two recover. Tysen Cowan works at Valentine Builders in Meridian and Kisha Cowan works forAllstate Insurance. It’s unclear how long it’ll take the couple to recover, but they’ll likely be unable to work for at least a few months, she said.

As of Tuesday evening, the fund-raising effort had brought in $9,180 for the family and was nearing the stated goal of $10,000.

“They’re going to need school clothes and supplies and everything,” she said. “And taking care of rent and keeping everything going.”

“Even if people just gave $10, it just makes a huge difference,” Quinn said. “They’re amazing people and (we are) just very thankful they’re healing so well.”

The crash is still under investigation, according to ISP spokesperson Teresa Baker.

Erin Fenner: 208-377-6207, @erinfenner

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