On 6/7/2018 at 2:44 p.m. The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received an emergency call regarding a two vehicle accident with unknown injuries located at 2nd Avenue SW and 4th Street SW in West Bend. Upon an investigation into the accident, a 2010 Toyota Sequoia owned by Jordan and Heidi Knapp but driven by Heidi Knapp, age 43 of West Bend, was traveling north on 2nd Avenue SW. A 2017 Chevrolet Silverado owned and driven by Ervin Melvin Thilges, age 70 of West Bend, was traveling west on 4th Street SW. As a result of failing to yield the right of way, the Knapp vehicle struck the Thilges vehicle in the intersection. The collision caused an estimated $7000.00 worth of damages to the Knapp vehicle and $5000.00 worth of damages to the Thilges’ vehicle.
Knapp was issued a citation for failing to yeild the right of way from a stop sign. There were no reported injuries as a result of the accident. The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on the scene by the West Bend Fire Department and the Palo Alto County Ambulance Service.
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