On 10/18/2019 at 6:14 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was called to investigate a two vehicle accident that occurred in the 2900 block 420th Ave, Graettinger, Iowa. Upon completion of the investigation a 2008 Saturn Vue, owned by Amy Weller of Aryshire, but operated by a juvenile, was north bound in the 2900 block of 420th Ave. The Saturn was following a 2005 Buick sedan owned and operated by David Johnson of Spencer. The Buick slowed to make a right turn onto 290th St, and the driver of the Saturn had reached down to the floor board to retrieve an item. When the driver of the Saturn looked back up they could not stop in time and rear ended the Buick. All parties involved report no injuries. Both vehicles sustained major damage estimated at $5000.00 each and were towed away from the scene. The juvenile driver of the Saturn was cited for following to close. The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by the Graettinger Ambulance Service, and Graettinger Fire Department.
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