On 1/13/2020 at 5:11 a.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated a vehicle accident which occurred in the 4100 block of 460th Avenue. According to the investigation, a 2009 Chevy Cobalt, owned and driven by Troy Joseph Satern, age 48 of Emmetsburg, was traveling south on 460th Avenue. Satern failed to maintain control of his vehicle, crossed the centerline of the undivided highway and entered the east ditch. The Satern vehicle sustained an estimated $500.00 worth of damages. There were no reported injuries as a result of the accident. Satern was issued a citation for failure to maintain control.
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