At 7:08 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated a single vehicle car accident in the 2900 Block of 420th Avenue (Highway #4). The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office located a Gold 2001 Buick Park Avenue in the ditch that had struck a utility pole. The Buick had an electrical wire underneath the car and two wires just above the car. Nobody was located around the car or in the area when Sheriff’s Officials arrived at the scene. The 2001 Buick is registered to Stephen Allis of Graettinger. The Buick is considered a total loss and damage to the utility pole is estimated at $4,500. The accident remains under investigation by the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office.
Assisting the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was the Emmetsburg Ambulance Service and the Graettinger Fire Department.