Friday, November 21, 2014

Fatal Crash near Ashton

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Idaho State Police
District 6 1540 Foote Dr.
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
(208) 525-7377 FAX: (208) 525-7294
For Immediate Release: 11/21/2014 4:20 p.m.

Please direct questions to the District Office

On Friday, November 21, 2014, at 10:43 a.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 20 at milepost 360, near Ashton.

John Stevens, 79, of Ashton, driving a 1999 Subaru Forrester, was eastbound on U.S. 20 when he left his lane of travel into the oncoming lane and collided head-on with a 2002 GMC Yukon, driven by Linda Egbert, 75, of Ashton.
Stevens was pronounced deceased at the scene. Egbert was transported to Madison Memorial Hospital in Rexburg.

One lane of the highway was blocked for approximately two and a half hours while crews worked to clear the scene. The Idaho State Police was assisted by Fremont County Sheriff's Office.

This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State police.

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