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Crash kills Cache woman; motorcyclist listed critical

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A Utah woman was killed when she was ejected from her car in south-eastern Idaho Saturday night and a Riverton man was in critical condition Tuesday following a motorcycle accident, police said.

Killed was:Danielle C. Hampton, 27, Richmond, Cache County.

Hampton apparently lost control of the car on a curve near Clifton, Idaho, about 25 miles north of the Utah border. The car went into the highway's southbound lane before going into a barrow pit about 8:30 p.m., Idaho State Police Corporal Steve Kimpton said. The car then went into a hayfield and rolled twice, landing on its top.

Hampton, who wasn't wearing a seat belt, was ejected and died on the scene. No other cars were involved. Hampton was driving alone. Police are still investigating but suspect alcohol was involved, Kimpton said.

- The Riverton man, 46, was in critical condition Tuesday and not expected to live after he fell off his motorcycle and slammed his head into a pole on Monday.

The man was riding through a sharp curve in Midvale when he lost control about 5:45 p.m. Monday, Sgt. Ken Jarvis said. He fell off, slid about 200 feet and struck his head on the pole.

The man, whose name was withheld pending notification of his family, was not wearing a helmet. Paramedics transported him by medical helicopter to University Hospital.

Police are still investigating but suspect excessive speed and alcohol may have contributed to the crash, Jarvis said.