On Friday, September 29th, 2017, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a call reference to a semi truck colliding with a John Deere tractor in the 5500 block of 430th Street. Following an investigation into the call, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office determined that John Bruellman (59) of West Bend was driving a 2010 John Deere tractor east bound in the 5500 block of 430th Street and attempting to make a left turn into the address of 5581 430th Street. A 1996 Mack dump truck, driven by an unknown hispanic male, and owned by Otero Trucking Inc., was also driving eastbound behind Bruellman’s tractor and attempting to pass Bruellman at the same time Bruellman was turning into the driveway on the north side of the roadway. The Mack dump truck struck the back left tire of Bruellman’s tractor and both vehicles came to rest in the driveway of 5581 430th Street. There were no injuries reported in the accident.
There is an estimated $10,000.00 to Bruellman’s tractor and an estimated $2,500.00 to the Mack dump truck. The unknown hispanic male left the scene of the accident prior to law enforcement’s arrival. This accident is currently still under investigation and charges are pending.