2 Vehicle Accident

On 05-27-16 at approximately 7:46 pm the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was contacted about an accident that occurred in the 5500 block of 475th St. west of West Bend, IA. A 2007 Volvo semi with a tanker trailer, driven by Jack Lieffort of Grand Meadow, MN was headed east in that location and was slowing down and pulling over to the side of the road when he was approaching a 2010 John Deere tracked tractor pulling a cultivator. The tractor and cultivator owned by Charles Wirtz and being driven by Michael Schneider of West Bend was heading west in the same area. Schneider did not get the cultivator over into his lane far enough and the cultivator caught the driver side mirror of the semi, pulling it off and causing damage to the door of the semi. There was no damage to the tractor and cultivator and approximately $1000 damage was done to the semi side mirror and door.
No injuries were reported in this accident.
Schneider was cited for failing to yield half of roadway when meeting another vehicle.