On July 15th, 2017 at 2:25 a.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a single vehicle accident that had occurred in the 4100 block of 290th Street. Upon investigation it was determined that Jacob Alan Hoffman (27) of Graettinger, Iowa was driving his 2001 Ford F150 westbound in the on 290th Street when he entered the north ditch. Hoffman attempted to correct the vehicle’s course of travel which resulted in the vehicle rolling multiple times and coming to rest on its top in the roadway.
As a result of the accident Hoffman was ejected from the vehicle and came to rest in the south ditch. Hoffman was transported to the Palo Alto County Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The accident remains under investigation.
The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on the scene by the Emmet County Sheriff’s Office, Graettinger Fire Department and Palo Alto County Ambulance Service.