HWY 12 crash Kleinsmith

According to the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), CCSO, Clearwater County Ambulance and Orofino Fire Department responded to milepost 46 on Highway 12 at 3:07 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14, for a one injury vehicle crash. Terry Kleinsmith, 56, of Weippe, was driving west in a 2006 Mazda MX6 when he failed to negotiate a corner and struck the concrete barrier. The Mazda spun around and came to rest in the opposite ditch facing east. Kleinsmith, the only occupant, was not wearing a seat belt. The vehicle airbags were deployed. Kleinsmith was transported by ambulance to Clearwater Valley Hospital with minor injuries. According to the report, alcohol was a factor. A search warrant was obtained and a blood draw was done on Kleinsmith. The crash is still under investigation. The Mazda was removed by Orofino Body Shop.

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