On 06/26/2018 at 3:31 p.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a two vehicle accident at the intersection of 430th Street and 380th Avenue. Upon investigation it was determined that a 2004 Freightliner owned by Kens Feed Store Inc. of Sutherland, IA., and driven by Dalton James Lange of Hartley was stopped at the stop sign at the intersection, face east. Lange observed a semi approaching from the south on 380th Avenue that was going to be making a left hand turn onto 430th Street.
Lange attempted to back the Freightliner and grain trailer to give the turning semi more room and subsequently struck the front end of a 2013 Toyota Avalon owned and driven by Justin Anton Coon of Fort Dodge as he was stopped behind the Freightliner.
Damage to the Toyota is estimated at $2,800. The Freightliner and grain trailer were not damaged. Lange was issued a citation for Unsafe Backing on Roadway.
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