Monday, March 22, 2021

Injury Commercial vehicle crash, EB US12 near MP 80.5

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District 2 Patrol 2700 North and South Highway Lewiston, ID 83501-1732
(208) 750-9300
Fax (208) 750-9385

For Immediate Release: 03/22/2021 9:35 pm
Please direct questions to the District Office

On March 22, 2021, at approximately 11:00 a.m., Idaho State Police responded to an injury, single commercial vehicle crash. Clark D. Classen, 36, of Ronan, MT was driving eastbound on US12 near milepost 80.5, east of Kooskia, in a 2018 Kenworth semi-truck with a trailer loaded with lumber. Mr. Classen reached down to pick up an object from the floorboard, taking his eyes off the roadway. The vehicle veered off the eastbound shoulder, causing the semi to roll onto its side. This caused the majority of the lumber to fall into the river.
Mr. Classen was transported by ground ambulance to Syringa General in Grangeville. He was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. The roadway was not blocked. The recovery of the truck and trailer, as well as the lumber, is ongoing.