On Friday, November 16th, 2018 at 7:46 p.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was called to the 4400 Block of 360th Street for a report of a two vehicle accident on the bridge. Upon investigation at the scene it was determined that Ethan Wicks (20) of Spirit Lake, Ia., was driving a 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix westbound in the 4400 block of 360th Street when the back end lost traction and he proceeded to enter the south lane on the bridge.
The Wicks’ vehicle struck the south side of the bridge before colliding with a 2009 Ford F150 driven by Rylan Hersom (15) of Ruthven, Ia, who was traveling eastbound in the 4400 block of 360th Street. Hersom and his passenger were transported to the Palo Alto County Hospital for suspected injuries.
Estimated damage to the Wicks’ vehicle is $6,000 and the estimated damage to the Hersom vehicle is $7,000. The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on the scene by the Emmetsburg Police Department, Emmetsburg Fire Department and Palo Alto County Ambulance Service.