On Tuesday Novemebr 1, 2016 at 4:31p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was called to a motor vehicle accident involving a semi truck and a mini van at the intersection of Highway 15 and Highway 18. A 2010 Kenworth driven by Jared Alan Eilertson (24) of Kiester, MN was westbound turning south on Highway 15 when a 2003 Ford Windstar driven by Rebecca Jeanne Origer (53) of Estherville, lost control while traveling westbound, passing another vehicle behind the semi, then struck the drivers side of the turning Semi.
No injuries were reported in the accident but the drivers were checked by ambulance personel. The Origer vehicle is considered a total loss with an estimated $8,000 damage. The Eilertson vehicle was received as estimated $10,000 damage.
Origer was cited for Passing at an intersection.
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