Monday, October 4, 2010

Fatality Crash on US20 near Ashton

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Idaho State Police
Region 6 1540 Foote Dr.
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
(208) 525-7377 FAX: (208) 525-7294

For Immediate Release: 10/04/2010 3:54pm
Contact: Cpl. Coverley
On Monday, October 4, 2010 at approximately 11:32 am, Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle fatality crash on US20 at milepost 362.7, near Ashton. Jonathan Prahasto, 55 of Island Park, was traveling westbound on US 20 in a 2010 GMC Sierra Pickup. Mandeep Singh, 30 of Surry, BC was traveling eastbound on US20 in a Peterbuilt semi. Prahasto crossed over the center line and collided with Singh. Prahasto was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash. Air bags were deployed on Prahasto's vehicle. Singh was transported by ground ambulance to Madison Memorial Hospital in Rexburg, Idaho with minor injuries.
Cpl. Coverley was assisted by Tpr. Bivins, Cpl. Murdock, Cpl. Vance Cox and Sgt. Zaugg, Cpl Scoggins and Cpl Williams. He was also assisted by Fremont Co Sherriff's Office and EMS personnel.
The eastbound lane blocked for about 2 hours for the crash investigation. The crash is still under investigation by Cpl. Coverley.