On Monday, March 08, 2021, at 2:52 pm, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated a semi trailer roll over in the 4000 block of 540th Avenue. Following the investigation, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office determined that Terry Alt (66) of Algona, was driving a 2001 Kenworth Semi loaded with feed, which is owned by GLE Trucking Inc, south in the 4000 block of 540th Avenue. Alt drove onto the west shoulder of the roadway and was pulled into the west ditch. The trailer detached from the semi truck and overturned, coming to rest in the west ditch and the Semi truck then came to rest in the field west of the overturned trailer. There is an estimated $20,000 damage to the trailer and $6,000 loss in feed. Terry Alt was issued a citation for failure to maintain control, which is a simple misdemeanor.
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