Friday, February 26, 2016

*Final Update* 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 9:15 a.m
Please direct questions to the District Office

*Final Update*

Ronald Cardwell, 36, of Rancho Santa Fe, California has been identified of the driver of the 2006 Jeep Commander that was involved in this crash. Family notifications have been made.

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.