On February 22, 2020 at 12:03 a.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was called to the 5400 block of 360th Street for a one vehicle car accident. The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office determined a 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe, owned and operated by Jacob Baardson (30) of Fort Dodge, IA., was westbound on 360th Street. Baardson lost control of the vehicle, entered the south ditch, struck a farm drive, and would come to rest in the south ditch.
Baardson was located unconscious in the driver’s seat of the vehicle. Baardson would be transported by the Palo Alto County Ambulance Service to the Palo Alto County Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and later released from the hospital. The accident remains under investigation.
Assisting the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office at the scene was the Palo Alto County Ambulance Service and Wickman Towing.