On 6/13/2021 at 6:16 p.m., The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated a single vehicle accident involving a towed vehicle which occurred in the 3400 block of 350th Avenue. According to the investigation, a 2002 Chevrolet Truck owned and driven by Jeffery Allen Tait was pulling a 2008 homemade trailer with an International Harvester Model M tractor attached. For unknown reasons, the trailer began to sway while traveling north on 350th Avenue causing the tractor/load on the trailer to shift and the passenger side of the trailer grabbed the shoulder and rolled the tractor from the attached trailer. Damage was estimated at $8000 dollars to the International Model M tractor and $500 to the 2008 homemade trailer. As a result of the machinery/tractor skidding on the road surface, the road owned by the County of Palo Alto did sustain an undisclosed amount of damage. There were no injuries as a result of the accident.
The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Ruthven Fire Department.