On March 14, 2020 at 12:55pm, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a call of an accident at 1601 Old Highway 18, Ruthven, IA.

After investigating the accident it was determined that a 2003 Dodge Dakota, driven by Gary A. Ellis of Laurens, had exited his vehicle in the parking lot of Lakeland EZ Stoppe, the vehicle then backed across Old Highway 18 and into the parkinglot of the Blue Daisy Café, colliding with the entrance of the business.

There were no injuries reported and damage to the Dodge was estimated at $3,500.00 and undetermined damage to the Blue Daisy Café at this time.