On 7/16/20 at 6:59 A.M., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was called to investigate an unattended vehicle that had been in an accident in the 3800 block of 450th Avenue. Upon an investigation, it was determined that the accident had happened on 7/15/20 at 1:30 P.M. Ryan Robert Kliegl (27) of Emmetsburg, was driving his 1999 Lincoln Towncar south in the 3800 Block of 450th Avenue when the vehicle’s passenger side tires dropped off of the roadway. As Kliegl attempted to steer his vehicle back onto the roadway he slid out of control, crossed the center line, entered the east ditch, and the front passenger side collided with the ditch embankment.
No injuries were reported in the accident. Damage to Kliegl’s vehicle was estimated at $1500.00. Kliegl was issued citations for Failure to Maintain Control and Failure to Prove Security Against Liability (Accident Related).
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