On 6/12/2018 at 8:53am, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated a two vehicle accident 6 miles west of Emmetsburg on Hwy 18. A 2015 Ford F250 pulling a loaded trailer, driven by Jeffery R. Cadwell age 33 of Ayrshire, was east bound in the 4100-Blk of 360st and lost control. Cadwell crossed the centerline of the road and collided with a west bound 2014 Freightliner which was pulling a loaded trailer, driven by Juan A. Huerta age 47 of Salina, KS. After the collision, the Ford entered the north ditch and came to rest. The Freightliner then pulled over to the side of the road.
Both drivers were checked by the Palo Alto County Ambulance and released. Damage to the Freightliner was estimated at $7,000.00 and the Ford was considered a total loss. Cadwell was cited for failing to yield half the roadway.
Assisting at the scene was the Emmetsburg Fire Department and Palo Alto County Ambulance.
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