Logging Truck Accident Grangemont Road
On 1/27/20 at approximately 8:51 A. M., deputies responded to MP 11 on Grangemont Rd for a report of a log truck verses car accident. When deputies arrived on scene they learned an unloaded 2011 Western Star log truck owned by Mangum Trucking and operated by Duane E. Downing, 72, of Pierce collided with a loaded 1996 Kenworth log truck owned by Finke Logging and operated by Donald J. Billeter, 54, of Hamilton, Montana. Downing's truck then slid across the roadway and collided with a 2009 Toyota RAV 4 owned and operated by Michelle S. Griffith, 37, of Pierce shoving it off of the west side of the roadway. Griffith was the only occupant in her vehicle and was transported to Clearwater Valley Hospital with possible non-incapacitating injuries. It is unknown if safety belts were worn by all drivers at this time and the cause of the accident is still under investigation.