On 09/27/2016 at 1:02 p.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was called to investigate a two vehicle accident in the 3800 block of 470th Avenue. Upon investigation it was determined that a 2014 Mack semi driven by Michael William Coffman of Jefferson was stopped at the stop sign at the intersection of 380th Street and 470th Avenue. Coffman observed another semi trying to make a left hand turn onto 470th Avenue and decided to back the Mack up to provide more space for the turning semi. When Coffman backed up he failed to notice a 2003 Jeep Liberty driven by Patricia Ann Kiepe that was stopped behind him. Subsequently Coffman backed into the Jeep.
Damage to the Jeep is estimated at $5,000 and damage to the 2012 Wilson trailer is estimated at $500. Coffman was cited for unsafe backing on highway.
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