Vehicle Accident - Highway 12


On December 13, 2018 at approximately 11:15 am, Ray L. Inglet, age 19, of Orofino, lost the rear tire on his 2008 Jeep Wrangler, when he entered Highway 12, from the Gilbert Grade Road. His vehicle came to rest in the west bound lane. Before it could be removed the Jeep was struck from the rear. While Inglet waited for assistance Delmar R. Smith, age 80, of Orofino, was driving west on Highway 12 and did not see the disabled Jeep in the road way in time to avoid striking it in the rear. Smith was driving his 1991 Toyota pickup at the time of the accident. The Toyota had approximately $5000 damage and the Jeep had approximately $7000 in damage. Both vehicles were removed by Orofino Body Shop. Both vehicle operators were uninjured. There were no passengers. Smith was wearing his seat belt and Inglet was not, due to the fact he was standing outside of his vehicle at the time of the collision.