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Motorcyclist wearing no helmet dies on Idaho 55 after crashing, striking a guardrail

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A 55-year-old motorcyclist from Boise died Monday after going off the roadway on Idaho 55 and striking a guardrail.

Around 9:50 a.m., William Balding was driving a 2009 Yamaha motorcycle north on the highway, at milepost 86, north of Banks, according to Idaho State Police.

Balding was ejected from the motorcycle and succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash.

Balding was not wearing a helmet. The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.

Reporter Ruth Brown covers the criminal justice and correctional systems in Idaho. She focuses on breaking news, public safety and social justice. Prior to coming to the Idaho Statesman, she was a reporter at the Idaho Press-Tribune, the Bakersfield Californian and the Idaho Falls Post Register.
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