On Monday, September 18th, 2017 at 4:47 p.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was called to the intersection of 380th Street and 500th Avenue for a report of an automobile accident. Upon investigation it was determined that Brandi Goodman (23) of Emmetsburg, IA was driving her 2004 GMC Sierra southbound in the 3700 block of 500th Ave. when she failed to obey a stop sign and was struck on the passenger side by Brian Hoffman (46) of Emmetsburg, Ia, who was driving his 1994 Mazda pickup eastbound on 380th Street. Both Goodman and Hoffman denied medical attention at the scene. Damages to the Goodman vehicle were estimated at $5,000 and damages to the Hoffman vehicle were estimated at $5,500. Goodman was cited for failure to obey a stop sign and yield right of way.
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