Friday, February 20, 2015

Fremont County Crash Injures Four

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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: 02/20/15 9:50 PM
Please direct questions to the District Office

Shortly after 4 PM today, February 20, 2015, the Idaho State Police investigated an injury crash eastbound on US20 at approximately milepost 341, about one mile east of the Fremont County/Madison County line. Marta Tuckett, age 38 of St. Anthony, was travelling west, crossing US20 in a Chevrolet Traverse. Tuckett failed to yield to a Ford Pickup travelling eastbound on US20, driven by Austin Udy, age 33 of Malta. Udy struck Tuckett's vehicle on the passenger side. One of Austin Udy's passengers, 71 year-old Richard Udy, also of Malta, was transported by ground ambulance to Madison Memorial, as was Tuckett and a three-year-old passenger in the middle back seat of her vehicle. Tuckett's thirteen-year-old rear right side passenger was transported by air ambulance to the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls. Eastbound traffic was blocked for approximately two and a half hours.

Both Austin and Richard Udy were wearing their seat belts. Tuckett's rear center passenger was secured in a car seat. Neither Tuckett nor her thirteen-year-old passenger were wearing their seatbelts. The investigation is ongoing. The Idaho State Police was assisted at the scene by the Fremont County Sheriff's Office.