Vehicle Accident - Grangemont Road
On 10/22/20 at approximately 1619 hours, Clearwater County Deputies, Orofino Ambulance and Rescue 3 responded to the area of mile marker 20 on Grangemont RD for a report of a possible injury rollover vehicle accident. Tommy J Nichols, a 75-yr old male from Cheney Washington, was driving his 1999 Dodge 2500 truck with a truck mounted slide in camper in the back. Nichols was also towing a 1970 Toyota Land Cruiser. Nichols had reached into the backseat to retrieve some chips. Upon doing so, the right front tire of his vehicle went off the road and on to the soft gravel shoulder. Nichols over corrected and rolled the Dodge. As it started to rollover, the Toyota broke the tow bar assembly and crashed into the trees. As the Dodge continued to rollover, the camper became detached and slide off the vehicle and landed partway down the embankment. The Dodge continued to do another rollover before coming to a rest in the trees over the embankment. Nichols was transported to CVH with unknown injuries. Franks Towing removed the vehicles and camper from the scene. No citations were issued. Alcohol nor speed were factors in the accident.