On Monday, December 30, 2019, at 04:58 am, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle rollover in the 4500 block of 280th Street. Following an investigation, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office determined that Florence Ruiz Xon (44) of Estherville was driving a 2007 Ford Escape eastbound in the 4500 block of 280th Street. Ruiz Xon’s vehicle lost traction with the roadway, causing Ruiz Xon to lose control of the vehicle which then slid sideways into the south ditch and rolled onto its side. Ruiz Xon and two other passengers in the vehicle were assisted out of the vehicle by the Graettinger Fire Department. There were no injuries reported in the accident. Ruiz Xon’s vehicle sustained an estimated $1,500.00 in damage from the accident. The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office cited Ruiz Xon for failure to maintain control of a motor vehicle, which is a simple misdemeanor.
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