On 3/20/2016 at 12:07 a.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Kossuth County authorities regarding an accident involving injuries. The accident was located in the 3400 block of 530th Avenue. Upon an investigation, a 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme owned and driven by Lana Rachel Sweat, age 35 of Fenton, swerved to miss a deer and entered the west ditch, causing the airbags in the vehicle to deploy. The vehicle continued through the ditch and came to rest in a field.
Sweat was transported to the Palo Alto County Hospital by ambulance.
This accident remains under investigation pending blood alcohol analysis samples sent to the DCI lab.
The Sweat vehicle received approximately $2500.00 worth of damages from the accident.