On Saturday, September 08, 2018, at 2:49 a.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a one vehicle accident located in the 3700 Block of 530th Avenue near Cylinder, Ia. Following an investigation, it was determined that Richard Bergstrom, age 61, of Cylinder, IA was driving his 2001 Ford Mustang southbound in the 3700 block of 530th Avenue and lost control of the vehicle. Bergstrom’s vehicle entered the east ditch which resulted in the vehicle rolling. Bergstrom was ejected from the vehicle during the accident. Bergstrom sustained life threatening injuries as a result of the accident and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Emmetsburg Police Department, Cylinder Fire Department, and Palo Alto County Ambulance Service.