On 10/25/2017 at 9:52 p.m., The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a personal injury vehicle accident that occurred in the 4700 block of 350th Street. Upon an investigation into the accident, a 1999 Chevrolet K1500 owned by Vickie Sue Thornton but driven by Taylor Austin Gile, age 20 of Emmetsburg, was traveling east on 350th Street. The vehicle lost traction with the road surface and entered the north ditch causing the vehicle to rollover. The vehicle landed on the passenger side. Gile and a passenger, Kainen Aaron Isaac Herring, age 20 of Denison, were treated at the scene and transported to the Palo Alto County Hospital with undisclosed injuries. The Thornton vehicle is deemed a total loss.
The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Palo Alto County Health System, the Emmetsburg Fire Department, The Emmetsburg Police Department and the Iowa State Patrol.