Weippe man suffers minor injuries in two-car accident

Joshua Fleming, 43, of Weippe, suffered minor injuries in a two-car accident Monday morning on Highway 12 near mile post 48.5. According to the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office, Fleming fell asleep, crossed the center line and struck an oncoming vehicle pulling a boat trailer driven by Frank Hahn of Emmett. Hahn, 48, and his two passengers were uninjured. Fleming’s car came to rest on its top after striking the boat trailer and hitting the embankment. Fleming was cited for inattentive driving and failure to wear a seatbelt. The Clearwater County Sheriff's Department, Orofino Fire Rescue, and Clearwater County Ambulance responded to the incident.

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