Saturday, September 22, 2012

Injury Crash on US20 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: 09/22/2012 7:55 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Saturday, September 22, 2012, at approximately 3:54 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two- vehicle injury crash on U.S. highway 20 outside of Ashton, Idaho.

Judith A. Barth, age 59 of Lapine, Oregon, was traveling east on US20 in a 2000 GMC Yukon pulling an oversized camp trailer. Barth was attempting to slow down for Ashton city limits when she lost control of the trailer at approximately mile post 360. The trailer fish-tailed and side swiped a 2010 Jeep that was headed west. The trailer proceeded to roll causing complete blockage of US20 for about 2 hours.

The driver of the Jeep, Donald E. Echelmeyer, age 50, and his passenger Katherine R. Wiseheart , age 49, both of Jackson, Wyoming were transported by ambulance to Madison Memorial Hospital in Rexburg. No injuries were reported in Barth's vehicle. All occupants were wearing seatbelts.