Vehicle Accident


From the Clearwater County Sheriff's Office: Clearwater County Sheriff Deputy, Clearwater County Ambulance, and Orofino Fire Department responded to mile post 46 on Highway 12 for a one injury vehicle crash. Terry Kleinsmith, 56 years old 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 and the vehicle airbags were deployed. He was transported by ambulance to Clearwater Valley Hospital with minor injuries. Alcohol was a factor. A search warrant was obtained and a blood draw was done. The crash is still under investigation. The Mazda was removed by Orofino Body Shop.

Kleinsmith Accident 2-14-20