JULY 29, 2010

An incident involving this logging truck and 1985 Chevrolet pickup pulling a camper occurred Friday on Highway 11. 

Logging truck trailer strikes pickup

   A logging truck’s trailer struck a pickup when the truck’s driver steered the vehicle into the ditch to avoid the pickup, according to a report issued by the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO).

   The incident occurred Friday, July 23 at milepost 40 on Highway 11, north of Pierce, at 12:08 p.m. Jerold Spencer, 26, of Orofino advised that he observed coming toward him a pickup pulling a camper.

   Spencer steered his 1990 Kenworth into the ditch in an effort to avoid a collision. The logs he was hauling landed in the ditch and the truck’s trailer overturned, according to CCSO. Part of the trailer struck the 1985 Chevrolet pickup owned by Frank Schumaker, 57, of College Place, WA.

   Schumaker had one passenger, Mary Schumaker, 53, also of College Place.

   The incident was initially reported as in injury accident, but none of the parties involved were injured, according to CCSO.

   Approximately $5,000 of damage was done to Spencer’s truck’s trailer, and $2,000 was done to the Chevrolet pickup, according to CCSO.

   Spencer was cited for speed—failure to be reasonable and prudent.

   Chief Deputy Rick Miller and Sgt. Mitch Jared responded to the report of the accident. Assisting at the scene were Pierce Ambulance and the Timberline Rescue Unit from Weippe.