Rigby Crash Victims Identified

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Updated: 11/07/2013 9:40 am
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has identified two people who were killed Wednesday when their SUV crashed into a canal.

Mickey Eames, spokesperson for Jefferson County, says Amber Lazalde was walking down the road near 440 N 3950 E in Rigby when she noticed a headlight and a piece of a sign along the road.  Lazalde crossed the canal and saw the SUV in it.

Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputies responded around 4:45 p.m., and found Richard Eugene Amos, 54, of Rigby, dead behind the wheel.  A passenger, Skippy Ray McMurdo, 53, of Idaho Falls, had also been killed.  Deputies are still trying to figure out when the crash happened but say family members spoke to the victims around 1:00 p.m., Wednesday.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Rigby Quick Response Unit, ISP and an Idaho Falls ambulance all responded to assist.

The accident is still under investigation.
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