On 8/8/2022 at 1:06 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated a two-vehicle accident that happened at the intersection of 280th Street and 460th Avenue. A 2011 Toyota Tacoma, driven by Eugene Richard Fales, 88 of Spirit Lake, was attempting to turn left onto 280th Street from 460th Avenue when his vehicle crossed over into the oncoming traffic lane. As Fales turned, his vehicle collided with a 2022 Chevy Equinox driven by Cody Joe Anderson, age 24 of Hampton, IA, whose vehicle was in the proper lane of travel. The Fales vehicle sustained an estimated $8000 worth of damages and the Campbell Supply Co. vehicle sustained an estimated $6500 worth of damages. Fales was cited for driving on the wrong side of a two-way highway. There were no reported injuries as a result of the collision.
The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Wickman’s Towing and Boji Towing and Recovery.
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