2 Vehicle Accident

On Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 3:50pm the Palo Alto County Deputies responded to a two vehicle accident in the 2800 block of Highway 4. A White 2015 Chevrolet Impala driven by Jorgen Horstmann (65) from the country of Denmark was stopped on the shoulder of the highway facing north.   A Gray 2001 Pontiac Bonneville driven by Joshua Alfred Petrich (17) of Graettinger, IA was northbound as well on Highway 4. The shoulder in this area is small and the Horstmann vehicle was close to the white line when Petrich misjudged his distance away from the Horstmann vehicle and side swiped it.


The Horstmann vehicle sustained an estimated $4000 damage to the driver’s side of the vehicle. The Petrich vehicle sustained an estimated $4000 damage to the passenger side of the vehicle.


No injuries were reported in the incident.