Thursday, February 25, 2016

Crash North of Ashton Claims One Life

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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: 2/26/2016 at 12:05 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On February 25, 2016, at approximately 6:20 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle crash on US 20 Milepost 376, between Ashton and Island Park, ID.

Matthew A. Martin, 36, of Salt Lake City, UT., was driving northbound in a 2016 Freightliner pulling a 2015 Great Dane trailer, when a southbound vehicle drove left of the center line. The vehicles collided head-on, and both vehicles came to rest off of the southbound shoulder of the roadway.

Martin was wearing a seatbelt. He was treated and released at the scene of the crash. The driver of the southbound vehicle succumbed to his injuries at the crash scene. The name is being withheld at this time until the family has been notified.

Idaho State Police was assisted at the crash scene by Fremont County Sheriff's Office, Island Park EMS, Island Park Fire Department, Ashton EMS, and Ashton Fire Department. The crash investigation is continuing.