PAYETTE COUNTY — The condition of a motorcyclist from New Plymouth who was taken by LifeFlight on Sunday evening after colliding with a passenger car is unknown this morning.

According to a news release from Idaho State Police, they responded to the crash just after 5 p.m. on Southwest First Avenue and Custer Road, south of U.S. Highway 30.

Investigation reveals that Ricky Sims, 53, was heading north on Custer Road on a 2004 Yamaha motorcycle when he struck a vehicle that was headed west on Southwest First Avenue. That was a 2019 Honda Accord driven by Gabriel Salinas, 28, of Emmett.

Sims, who was not wearing a helmet, was ejected from the motorcycle, according to the release. LifeFlight subsequently transported him to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. A hospital spokesman said on Tuesday morning that Sims is still listed as in serious condition.

Salinas was taken to Saint Luke's Fruitland Medical Plaza by ground ambulance. He and his three passengers were wearing seatbelts.

The intersection was blocked for approximately three hours while first responders cleared the scene.

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