On January 24, 2017 at 3:18pm the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a 2 vehicle accident at the intersection of 470th St. and Highway 4. Kevin Dean Schuller (58) of Curlew was eastbound on 470th St approaching Highway 4 when he lost control of his 2009 Chevrolet Silverado and slid through the intersection. Schuller struck a southbound vehicle driven by James John Souder (50) of Carroll. Souder was driving a 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix. Both vehicles are considered a total loss. Damage to the Silverado is estimated at $15,000 and the Grand Prix damage is estimated at $10,000.
Both drivers were believed to sustain non-incapacitating injuries. Souder was transported to the Palo Alto County Hospital by ambulance.
Schuller was cited for Failure to Maintain Control a Simple Misdemeanor.
The Mallard First Responders and Mallard Fire Department assisted the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office on scene.
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