On Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at 4:01 p.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a semi rollover accident in the 2700 block of 380th Avenue near Graettinger. After investigation, it was determined David Hoagland (75) of Emmetsburg, IA. was operating a 2014 International Prostar semi connected to a 2005 Wilson flatbed owned by Jeffery Joyce and West Fork Ag LLC. Hoagland was westbound on 280th Street attempting to turn north on 380th Avenue. Hoagland turned to short causing the right rear trailer tires to slide into the ditch causing the trailer to roll on to its side. The semi-tractor remained hooked to the trailer and would become high centered in the roadway. Damage to the semi and trailer was estimated at $40,000. No injuries were reported at the scene.
Assisting the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office at the scene was the Graettinger Ambulance Service, Graettinger Fire Department, Emmetsburg Ambulance Service, and Mitch’s Towing.