On 4/27/17 at 6:44 A.M. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was called to investigate a one vehicle accident that happened in the 4400 Block of Highway 18. Michael Terry Fitzgerald of Emmetsburg was driving a 2006 Chevy Trailblazer west across the bridge in the 4400 Block of Highway 18 when he attempted to pass a vehicle in front of him. As Fitzgerald accelerated to pass, his vehicle started to slide out of control due to the slick roadway and entered the south ditch where the vehicle struck a sign. Damage to the Fitzgerald vehicle was estimated at $500.00. No injuries were reported at the scene. Fitzgerald was issued a citation for Failure to Maintain Control.
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