On 08/30/2018 at 10:04 a.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was called to investigate a one vehicle accident in the 4600 block of 525th Avenue. Upon investigation it was determined that Larry Lynn Lauck, 69, of West Bend was eastbound on 475th Street in his 1997 Ford F-150 when he suffered a medical issue. The Ford left the roadway entering the north ditch. The Ford left the ditch and entered a corn field. The Ford continued east through the field until coming upon 525th Avenue. The Ford crossed over 525th Avenue and entered a bean field, still eastbound. The Ford veered north continuing through the bean field as the Ford continued northbound it drove through a corn field before coming to rest in a bean field.
Total damage to the crops is estimated at $500.00. There was no damage to the Ford. Lauck was transported to Palo Alto County Hospital by ambulance for further evaluation but was uninjured in the accident. The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by the West Bend Police Department and Palo Alto County Ambulance Service.