A Ruston family was involved in a fatal crash on Independence Day in Idaho, according to a press release from the Idaho State Police.
On July 4 at 8:20 a.m., State Police investigated a crash involving a vehicle and a bicycle on U.S. Highway 93 just north of Jackpot, Nevada.
A 39-year-old man from Twin Falls, Idaho, was driving northbound on U.S. 93 in a 2013 Infiniti M56 sedan. Forty-one-year-old Dr. Daniel Huey and his wife, 38-year-old Beth Huey, both from Ruston, along with their two children, ages 8 months and nearly 2 years, were also traveling northbound on U.S. 93 on a tandem bicycle with a small trailer. The bicycle was struck from behind by the Infiniti.
Beth Huey and the 23-month-old child died of their injuries at the scene of the crash. The four on the tandem bike were all from Ruston, the news release said. Daniel Huey, a Grambling State University faculty member and Temple Baptist Church organist, and the 8-month-old child were taken to a hospital and are expected to recover.
The Idaho State Police press release stated the driver of the Infiniti was not wearing a seatbelt. The occupants on the tandem bicycle and in the trailer were wearing helmets. The roadway was blocked for approximately 5½ hours.
Idaho State Police was assisted by the Elko County Sheriff’s Office, Jackpot Fire Department, Jackpot Ambulance, Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office, Salmon Rural Fire, Magic Valley Paramedics, U. S. Bureau of Land Management Law Enforcement, U.S. Forest Service, and the Idaho Transportation Department.
This crash remains under investigation by Idaho State Police.
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