Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Injury Crash near Ririe

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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: 10/08/2014 7:18 p.m.

Please direct questions to the District Office

On Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 5:31 p.m., the Idaho State Police, along with the Bonneville County Sheriff's Office, investigated an injury crash on U.S. Highway 26 at milepost 354, near Ririe.

Walt J. Ashment, 47, of Swan Valley, was driving west on U.S. Highway 26 in a 2003 Ford F250 Pickup. Antonio H. Ortega, 27, of Idaho Falls, just pulled out of a farm field, traveling west on U.S. Highway 26, in a 1998 Ford Farm Truck. Ortega entered the highway and was going a low rate of speed when Ashment ran into the back of Ortegas' vehicle. Ashment was transported by ground ambulance to the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.

Both lanes were blocked for approximately an hour.

This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.

DSP Initials AH / HS