On 6/15/2016 at 8:38 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a single vehicle accident located in the 3300 Block of 450th Avenue. Upon an investigation into the accident, a 2005 Chevrolet Blazer owned by Ryan Berkland and driven by Emily Ann Berkland, age 16 of Emmetsburg, was traveling northbound bound on 450th Avenue. Due to unknown reasons at the time of this media release, the Berkland vehicle traveled off of the roadway to the east and entered the east ditch. The driver and a passenger were transported to the Palo Alto County Hospital for medical evaluation. The accident remains under investigation. The Berkland vehicle is deemed a total loss from the accident.