ITD family mourns loss of D4’s Kime          

The ITD family lost one of its own in the late afternoon of Wednesday, April 4, as District 4 mechanic Matt Kime apparently lost control of his eastbound pickup on Idaho Highway 24 in south-central Idaho. He went off the road, overcorrected and flipped. He was ejected from the vehicle.

Kime, 55, had been a diesel mechanic out of the District 4 headquarters in Shoshone since 2001.

“We are al deeply affected by this loss,” said D4 District Engineer Devin Rigby. “"Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends during this time; he will be missed."

This is a reminder to all of us to be safe and vigilant in everything we do, but especially behind the wheel.”

A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. April 20, at the Parkes Magic Valley Funeral Home.

Kime, of Gooding, was born in Gordon, Nebraska, and was survived by 18 neices and nephews, 13 great-nieces and nephews, and 11 brothers and sisters.

He graduated from Richfield High School in 1980 and received his Diesel Mechanic's certificate from College of Southern Idaho.

Published 04-06-18