On 12/15/2021 at 6:54 a.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office came upon a two vehicle accident in the 4700 block of 370th Street. Upon investigation it was determined that red 2007 Ford Edge registered to Bobbie Jo Maine of Alden and driven by Micheal Robert Halstead of Ringsted was travelling westbound on 370th Street. Halstead cross over the centerline and collided with a red 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix registered to and driven by Dwayne Allen Wickman of Emmetsburg. The Halstead vehicle would come to rest on the north shoulder of the roadway and the Wickman vehicle came to rest in the roadway.

Both vehicles were deemed a total loss. Wickman and a passenger in the Halstead vehicle were checked out on scene by ambulance personnel and released. Halstead was transported to the hospital by Palo Alto County Ambulance to be treated for minor injuries. Halstead was cited for Failure to Yield Half of Roadway.

The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Emmetsburg Police Department and Palo Alto County Ambulance Service.

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