Accident

On 9/20/2021 at 2:57 a.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated a single vehicle personal injury accident that occurred in the 4000 block of 490th Avenue. According to the investigation by the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office, a 2007 Dodge Caliber owned by Karmen Lee Gappa of Cylinder but driven by Cassidie Taylor O’Rourke, age 18 of Cylinder, was traveling south on 490th Avenue. O’Rourke failed to maintain control of the vehicle which caused the vehicle to enter the west ditch, causing the vehicle to roll into an adjacent agricultural field and came to rest on the passenger side. O’Rourke was checked by medical personnel from the Palo Alto County Health System at the scene before being transported to the Palo Alto County Hospital by private vehicle. Damage is estimated at $2500.00 to the 2007 Dodge Caliber. O’Rourke was issued a citation for Failure to Maintain Control.

The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on the scene by the Palo Alto County Health System and Wickman’s Towing.

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