On 05/22/2018 at 6:25 a.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a report of one vehicle accident at the intersection of 470th Avenue and 380th Street. Upon investigation it was determined that a 1996 Oldsmobile Ninety Eight, driven and owned by Theodore Gertz Wellendorf of Ellsworth, Minnesota, was northbound on 470th Avenue. Wellendorf failed to notice the stop sign at the T-intersection of 470th Avenue and 380th Street. Wellendorf crossed over 380th Street entering a drainage ditch on the north side of the intersection. The Oldsmobile struck two culverts before coming to rest in the bottom of the ditch.
Estimated damage to the Oldsmobile is $7,500.00 and damage to the culverts is estimated at $2,000.00. No injuries were reported on scene.
Wellendorf was issued a citation for failure to obey stop sign.
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