On 12/18/2018 at 3:22 p.m., The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a two vehicle property damage accident which occurred at the intersection of Rodman Avenue and 430th Street in the corporate limits of Rodman. According to the investigation conducted by the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office, a 2015 International Semi attached with a 2010 Wilson Grain Hopper owned by Madsen Trucking LLC and driven by 61 yr. old Patrick Madsen of West Bend was stopped at the intersection. Prior to turning west from the intersection, Madsen attempted to back his vehicle to the north to allow additional room for another extended vehicle that was traveling east on 430th Street and turning north on Rodman Avenue. As this took place, the Madsen vehicle made contact with a 2011 Mercury Mariner, owned and driven by Valerie Ione DeBoom, age 58 of West Bend which had pulled behind the Madsen vehicle to await her turn at the intersection. There were no reported injuries from the collision.
Damage was estimated at $800.00 to the 2010 Wilson trailer owned by Madsen Trucking, LLC and $3500 to the 2011 Mercury Mariner owned by DeBoom. Madsen was issued a citation for unsafe backing on a highway.
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