CLEARWATER TRIBUNE HOME

JANUARY 7, 2010

Jodie Broncheau, 48, of Orofino was the driver of this Jeep Cherokee that struck a residence at 1285 Michigan Avenue Tuesday, according to Orofino Police Department. At 3:39 p.m. Clearwater County dispatch received a 911 call reporting that a vehicle ran off the road and struck a house. Orofino Police Chief Jeff Wilson, Officer Eric Dodge, and Orofino Ambulance all responded to the scene. Chief Wilson and Officer Dodge determined the Jeep had been traveling east, toward Konkolville, when it drove off the road, striking mailboxes in addition to the house. Of the house’s four occupants—one adult male, one adult female, and two small children—an adult male and infant were transported to Clearwater Valley Hospital. Broncheau was not injured, and was wearing a seatbelt. She was charged with inattentive driving, but arrested on unrelated charges for a warrant out of Asotin County, and transported to the Clearwater County jail for booking.

This picture shows the area where Broncheau's Jeep left Michigan Avenue. In the background, beyond the trees, is the house the Jeep eventually hit.

This photo, taken facing away from the house, shows the path of debris left by Broncheau's Jeep after it left the road.

Orofino Police Chief Jeff Wilson stands next to Broncheau's Jeep. The mailboxes were dislodged when the Jeep left Michigan Avenue.