On 12/26/2021 at 4:24 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office located an accident which occurred in the 4300 block of 460th Avenue. According to the investigation, a 2006 Hyundai Sonata owned by Juan Hernandez of Estherville but driven by Juan Jose Hernandez Jr, age 34 of Estherville, was traveling north on 460th Avenue. Hernandez Jr. failed to maintain control of the vehicle and left the roadway, entering the east ditch. The vehicle continued in a northeast direction before making contact with a barbed wire fence and coming to a stop. The Hernandez vehicle sustained an estimated $500 and there was an estimated $500 worth of damages to the fence. Hernandez Jr. was issued a citation for failing to have valid insurance-accident related as a result of the accident.
A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.