Weippe UTV Crash 1012

Photo: Clearwater County Sheriff's Office

WEIPPE - On Monday, October 12 at approximately 11:00pm, Clearwater County Deputies responded to the area of East 3rd Avenue, in Weippe, Clearwater County, Idaho, for an injury collision involving a UTV.

According to the Clearwater County Sheriff's Office, 25-year-old Derrick W. Vargovich, of Weippe, was operating a UTV while traveling East on 3rd Avenue when he struck a parked SUV, that was facing West bound. The parked SUV belonging to Norman G. Bond, suffered catastrophic damage, when the UTV collided into the front of it, which caused the operator; Derrick W. Vargovich, to be ejected. The UTV subsequently flipped, and came to rest on the passenger side.

Vargovich suffered a significant laceration to his left side, and was transported to Clearwater County Valley Hospital by ambulance. Vargovich was not wearing a helmet, or his seat belt.