On 12/29/2017 at 9:39 a.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was called to investigate a two vehicle accident at the intersection of 420th Avenue and 280th Street. Upon investigation it was determined that Isaac Reed Johnson of Spencer was northbound on 420th Avenue in a 2004 Chevy Malibu, owned by Michael Anthony Jonson of Spencer. Johnson was attempting to make a right turn on 280th Street from 420th Avenue when he lost control of his vehicle on the snow covered roadway and subsequently struck a 2007 Toyota Tundra driven and owned by Sonny Joe Banks of Spencer. Banks was stopped at the stop sign at this intersection, facing west, at the time of the accident. Johnson was traveling faster than the road conditions allowed at the time of the accident causing him to lose control.
Damage to the Johnson vehicle is estimated at $6,000.00 and the Banks vehicle at $4,500.00. Johnson was issued a citation Failure to Maintain Control. No injuries were reported on scene.
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