Vehicle Crash Near Canoe Camp

Media Release

Date: 06/21/17 15:50
Case Number: P2017-00689
Nature of Call: Vehicle Crash
Date of Incident: 06/21/17 12:11
Deputy: Chief Deputy Rick Miller

Clearwater County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a report of a rollover near Canoe Camp Rest Area west of Orofino. Upon arrival it was determined that the crash actually involved 2 vehicles. Stephen Spencer, 69 of Weippe and his passenger Connie Spencer, 64 also of Weippe were in a 2008 GMC pickup. Stephen turned west onto Hwy 12 from 139th Street and then immediately turned right into canoe Camp Rest area. Spencer then struck a westbound 2009 Nissan Versa causing the Nissan to spin around and strike the curb back wards causing it to go airborne and roll onto its top. The driver of the Nissan was Linda Badertscher, 69 of Grangeville and her passenger was Beverly Hahn, 58 also of Grangeville. Both Badertscher and Hahn were transported to Clearwater Valley Hospital by the Clearwater County Ambulance Service with unknown injuries. All subjects involved were wearing seat belts. Assisting on scene was the Orofino Fire Department Rescue Unit.