Vehicle Accident - Highway 12
On 2/22/21 at approximately 2:23 P. M., Clearwater County Deputies, Orofino Police, Orofino Ambulance, and Orofino Rescue 3 responded to the intersection of US Highway 12 and 139th Street for a two vehicle crash with unknown injuries. A 2009 Western Star log truck owned by Mangum Trucking of Orofino and operated by Eddy R. Mattson, 53, of Weippe was traveling east on Highway 12 collided into a 2019 Chevy Silverado owned by Linkus Enterprises LLC of Post Falls Idaho and operated by Bryndin K. Kilwein, 27, of Lewiston Idaho. Kilwein was entering Highway 12 from 139th St. and failed to yield as he crossed the eastbound lanes to travel west. The log truck collided into the side of the Chevy pickup causing severe damage to the Chevy. Both drivers were wearing their safety belts. The airbags were deployed in the Chevy and neither driver was injured or trapped. Highway 12 had one eastbound lane and one westbound lane closed for approximately 1.5 hours. Alcohol was not a factor in the accident.