On Wednesday October 21, 2015 at 8:00 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was called to a single vehicle accident in the 4200 block of Highway 4 south of Emmetsburg. A Blue 2008 Mercury Sable, driven by Diane Elizabeth Krause of Pocahontas, was southbound when she swerved to avoid a deer in the road. Krause crossed the northbound traffic lane and entered the east ditch, entered and then exited a creek.
Krause was uninjured in the accident. The vehicle is considered a total loss with approximately $15,000.00 in damage. Krause was issued a citation for Failure to Maintain Control.