Thursday, June 4, 2015

Injury Crash 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: June 4, 2015 9:15 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On June 4, 2015, at approximately 1:15 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle injury crash on US 20 at milepost 360, in Ashton, ID.

Stephen W. Rees, 63, of Ashton, Idaho, in a 1992 Toyota pickup, had turned left from a parking lot into the center lane of US 20 and was waiting to merge into northbound traffic. Oi P. Keckler, 65, of Ogden, Utah, driving a 2004 Toyota Sienna van northbound on US Highway 20, struck the rear of the Toyota pickup.

One of Keckler's passengers was transported via air ambulance and four other passengers and Rees were transported by ground ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls. It is unknown at this time if occupants were wearing seatbelts.

The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.