On April 21, 2018, Kaitlyn J. Thayer, 17, of McCall, Idaho died in a one-vehicle rollover crash that went into the Salmon River near Riggins during Jet Boat Race weekend.
Idaho County Sheriff’s Office personnel responded to the crash and conducted the initial investigation. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash. The Idaho State Police has since partnered with the ICSO to aid in the investigation. This investigation has revealed Emergency Medical Service personnel were able to recover Thayer’s body from the vehicle with the assistance of an unidentified bystander, described as a male in his early 20’s with dark brown hair and approximately 6’ to 6’2″ tall. The male had a female companion, also in her early 20’s with shoulder-length light brown hair who was approximately 5’6″ to 5’7″ tall.
The Idaho State Police have been unable to locate these individuals and believe they may have information which will greatly assist this investigation. ISP requests the public’s help at this time in locating these two people.
If you have any information as to their identities or have information that may be pertinent to this investigation, please contact Idaho State Police Detective Jacob Schwecke at (208)799-5020.