TETON COUNTY, Idaho – While many were enjoying 4th of July celebrations, the day started off as a scary one for our TV family here at Local News 8 & Eyewitness News.
Early in the morning, Stephanie Hale-Lopez was driving herself and fellow reporter, Christina Jensen, from Idaho Falls to Driggs to cover the Teton Valley Balloon Rally when they struck a moose on US 26.
5 a.m. on an Idaho mountain road, Stephanie knows every bend in the pavement is a chance for something unexpected.
The elements were against her and she’d soon realize just how unforgiving mother nature can be.
Stephanie kept her hands firmly on the wheel and slowly kept driving.
For a mile and a half, Stephanie was driving blind.
Read the full story on the KIDK website.