On 9-1-17 at 9:17 p.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was called to a two vehicle accident in the 2800 block of 420th Avenue in Graettinger. After investigation it was determined that a 2015 Chevy Silverado, driven by Michael Schnell (44) of Graettinger, was waiting for traffic in the southbound lane of Highway 4 to turn east onto West Robins Street. When Schnell was able to turn, a 1996 Chevy Suburban, driven by Jacob Chicoine (16) of Terril, attempted to go north on Highway 4 and collided with the Schnell vehicle.
Chicoine was cited for Failure to yield upon entering through highway. Damages were estimated at $5,000 on the Schnell vehicle and $3,000 estimated damge to the Chicoine vehicle. No injuries were reported.
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