On January 3, 2017 at 10:18am, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated a minor two vehicle accident in the 200-blk of W Hoffman St. Graettinger.
A 2013 Ford Econoline van driven by Reid Beneke of Spencer was traveling east on W Hoffman and stopped to make a delivery in the 200-blk of W Hoffman. A 2001 Dodge Durango driven by John Tatman of Graettinger started to back out of a driveway and struck the Ford.
Damage to Ford was estimated at $800 and no damage to the Dodge. No injuries at scene.
Tatman was issued a citation for Failure to show proof of Financial Responsibility.
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