On 08/14/2016 at 1:36 p.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a two vehicle accident in the 5400 block of 390th Street. Upon investigation it was determined that a silver 2005 Ford Five Hundred driven by Brittney Kay Gambell of West Bend was traveling westbound on 390th Street when she attempted to pass a 2006 Kenworth driven by Joel Wiley Davis Jr. of Appomattox, Virginia. While Gambell was attempting to pass, Davis drifted the semi and trailer over the center line toward Gambell. Gambell veered off the roadway onto the shoulder to avoid being hit by Davis. When Gambell got off onto the shoulder she lost control of the vehicle and slide back across the roadway striking the front end of the semi. Gambell’s vehicle entered the north ditch coming to rest in a corn field. There were no injuries reported on scene. Damage to the Ford is estimated at $8,000.00 and damage to the Kenworth is estimated at $1,500.00.
Davis was issued a citation for driving on wrong side of two way highway.
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