On 05/10/2017 at 2:07 p.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a one vehicle accident at the intersection of 280th Street and 380th Avenue. Upon investigation it was determined that Robert Frank Jones Jr. (27) of Spencer was westbound on 280th Street in his 2002 Ford Escape when he dozed off. Jones crossed over the roadway and entered the south ditch. Jones realized that he had entered the ditch and made several attempts to drive the Ford back onto the roadway. The ditch was too steep to drive out which caused Jones to roll the Ford on its top.
No injuries were reported on scene. The Ford was deemed a total loss. Jones was cited for Failure to Prove Security against Liability- Accident Related and Failure to Maintain Control. The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by the Iowa State Patrol, Graettinger Ambulance Service and Graettinger Fire Department.
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