On Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 1:50 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated a single vehicle accident in the 3500 block of 320th Street. Following an investigation, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office determined that Jeffrey Laue (29) of Estherville was driving a 2003 Ford Escape eastbound in the 3500 block of 320th Street. The roadway changes from pavement to gravel and once Laue traversed from pavement onto gravel, he lost control of his vehicle. The vehicle slid sideways and entered the south ditch. Once entering the ditch, the vehicle rolled once and came to rest on it’s top.
Laue and two other passengers were not injured in the accident. Laue’s vehicle sustained an estimated $2,000.00 damage. The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office cited Jeffrey Laue for failure to maintain control of a motor vehicle, which is a simple misdemeanor.
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