On February 23, 2020, at 2:32 a.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a single vehicle accident in the 2700 block of 560th Avenue. The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office determined a 2017 Chrysler 200, owned and operated by Tracey Manley (48) of Armstrong, IA., was northbound on 560th Avenue when she observed an animal in the roadway. Manley swerved to avoid striking the animal. Manley would lose control of the vehicle due to the roadway being frost/ice covered. Manley’s vehicle entered the west ditch. The 2017 Chrysler 200 sustained an estimated $5,000 in damage. No injuries were reported at the scene.
Assisting the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office at the scene was the Emmet County Sheriff’s Office and Mitch’s Towing.