On 11/11/2019 at 6:51 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a single vehicle collision with possible injuries located in the 3900 block of 440th Avenue. Upon an investigation into the collision, a 2014 Ford Explorer owned by Matthew David Garrelts and driven by Jennifer Lee Garrelts, age 39 of Ayrshire, was traveling south on 440th Avenue when a deer emerged from the west ditch. The Garrelts vehicle collided with the deer. A minor child was checked out by medical personnel at the scene for injuries sustained from a seatbelt/airbag deployment. The Garrelts vehicle sustained an estimated $6000.00 in damages from the collision.
The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Emmetsburg Police Department and the Palo Alto County Health System.