Idaho State trooper misses turn, drives into lake - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Idaho State trooper misses turn, drives into lake

TWIN FALLS, Idaho. - Idaho State Police officials say one of their troopers missed a turn and ended up in a lake, totaling his patrol car.

The crash late Saturday night is under investigation by the Jerome County Sheriff's Office.

Idaho State Police Lt. Rob Storm says Trooper Cris Clausing was rushing to help Jerome County deputies after reports that someone else had driven into Wilson Lake, near Hazelton. Storm says that Clausing was unfamiliar with the dirt road and missed a turn, ending up in the lake himself.

Storm says neither Clausing nor the other driver suffered serious injuries in the crashes, but both vehicles were totaled.

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