On October 27, 2017 at 12:52pm, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated an two vehicle accident in the 4600-blk 580th Ave; 1/4 mile north of West Bend on 580th Ave.
A 1997 Ford F150 driven by Bryce A. Long of Havelock was south bound in the 4600-blk 580 Ave and failed to judge the speed of 2008 a Ford F250 pulling two full grain wagons driven by Audrey Zaugg of West Bend.
Long’s Ford collided with the rear of the second grain wagon and slid into the northbound lane of 580th ave, and Zaugg’s Ford was pushed down the road for a short distance.
Long was transported to Palo Alto County Hospital by West Bend Ambulance and Zaugg was uninjuried.
The Ford F150 was totaled and damage to the wagon pulled by Zaugg was estimated at $500.
Long was cited for Failure to reduce speed to reasonable rate.
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