On Monday, October 9th, 2017, at 9:02 pm, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint reference to a two vehicle accident in the parking lot of EPS in Graettinger. Following an investigation into the complaint, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office determined that John Johnson (25), of Welcome, Minnesota was backing his 2003 GMC pickup out of his parking stall and failed to see a legally parked vehicle behind him. While backing, Johnson struck a 1999 Chevrolet Blazer owned and occupied by Edward Smith Jr. (51), of Fairmont, Minnesota. There was an estimated $200.00 damage to Johnson’s vehicle and an estimated $500.00 damage to Smith’s vehicle. Smith complained of minor injuries and transported himself to seek further medical attention.