2 Vehicle Accident With Injuries

On 9/16/2015 at approximately 1:38 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was notified of an accident at the intersection of 280th St. and 570th Avenue. An investigation into the accident determined that a 2005 Buick Lacrosse; owned and operated by 64 yr. old Dorothy Irene Jahnke, was traveling southbound in the 2700 block of 570th Avenue and was approaching the intersection of 280th St. At this same time, a 2005 Chrysler Sebring; owned by Steven Harold Farris and driven by 52 yr. old Jeanette Kathleen Hintz, was traveling westbound on 280th St and approaching the intersection of 570th Avenue. As these vehicles entered the uncontrolled intersection of 280th St. and 570th Avenue, the vehicles collided.

Both drivers of the vehicles were transported to area hospitals with injuries believed to be non-life threatening. Both vehicles involved in the accident are deemed a total loss as a result of the accident.

Upon further investigation into the accident, Jeannette Kathleen Hintz was cited for Fail to Yield to a vehicle on right.