On 2/27/17 at approximately 7:40 A.M. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was called to investigate a 2 vehicle accident that happened in the 4800 Block of 370th Street. As Julynn Marie Hesebeck (18) of Cylinder was driving a 2003 Ford Focus west in the 4800 Block of 370th Street, she notied a semi turning left at the intersection of 480th Avenue and 370th Street. As Hesebeck approached the intersection, there were several vehicles in front of her that were stopped waiting for the semi to turn. As Hesebeck slowed down and started to stop, her vehicle was stuck from behind by a 2001 Ford Taurus driven by a 15 year old male. Damage to the Hesebeck vehicle was estimated at $2500.00. The male juvenile’s vehicle was deemed a total loss. Hesebeck was transported to the Palo Alto County Hospital Hospital by ambulance to be treated for possible injuries. No other injuries were reported at the scene. The 15 year old juvenile was cited for Failure to Reduce Speed to a Reasonable and Proper Rate. The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Emmetsburg Police Department, Emmetsburg Fire Department, and the Palo Alto County Ambulance Service.
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