On 12/5/17 at approximately 8:01AM, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was called to investigate an accident that happened at the intersection of 490th Street and 525th Avenue. A 2008 Chevy Cobalt driven by Leanna Webel of Whittemore was traveling north in the 4900 block of 525th Avenue. A 2005 Ford 500 driven by Megan Brown of West Bend was traveling west in the 5200 block of 490th Street. As Webel approached the controlled intersection of 490th Street and 525th Avenue, she failed to see Brown’s vehicle until both vehicles were near the intersection. Both Webel and Brown attempted to avoid a collision but Brown’s vehicle slid into the ditch on the north west corner of the intersection. As Brown’s vehicle slid into the ditch, it rolled onto its top and collided with the ditch embankment. No injuries were reported at the scene. Brown’s vehicle was deemed a total loss. Webel was able to avoid any collison and no damage was done to her vehicle. Webel was issued a citation for Failure to Obey a Yield Sign at the intersection.
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