3 Vehicle Accident


On 06-24-15 at around 3:30 p.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office responded to a three vehicle accident south of Emmetsburg at the intersection of 390th St. and 460th Av.


A 1993 Dodge Dakota driven by Keagan John Barrett of Emmetsburg was headed north and was stopped at the above intersection. He was waiting to turn west onto 390th St. when a vehicle driven by David Pettinger of Dakota City slowed and due to the vehicles coming up behind him, turned west to avoid a collision with the vehicles. The vehicle behind Pettinger, a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am owned and driven by Alicia Marie Reisdorfer of Ida Grove, was not able to stop in time and struck the back of the Barrett vehicle. A 1999 Mercury Sable owned and driven by Tiffany Ann Bonnesen of Emmetsburg, was not able to slow down enough to avoid the Reisdorfer vehicle and struck the back end.


Damage to the Barrett vehicle was estimated at $8000 and no injuries were reported. Damage to the Reisdorfer vehicle was estimated at $15,000 and was considered a total loss. There were minor injuries reported from that vehicle. Damage to the Bonnesen vehicle was estimated at $6000 and no injuries were reported in that vehicle.


Reisdorfer and Bonnesen were both issued citations for failure to stop within an assured clear distace and failure to maintain control.


The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Emmetsburg Fire Department and the Emmetsburg Ambulance services.