According to an Idaho State Police media release, on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at approximately 1:20 p.m., the Idaho State Police responded to a single vehicle crash on US Highway 12, at milepost 24.

William R. Jared, 60, of Weippe, was driving a 1995 Kenworth logging truck eastbound on Highway 12. Jared drove off the right shoulder, came back onto the road, and crossed the center line and the west lanes. The vehicle continued off the left shoulder, down an embankment and came to rest near the edge of the Clearwater River.

Jared was pronounced deceased at the scene.The investigation is continuing.

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