On 07/06/2020 the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was called to a one vehicle accident in the 4400 block of 430th Ave., Curlew, Iowa. A 1998 Dodge Ram owned by James Reding, but operated by a 16 year old juvenile, was south bound pulling a flatbed trailer with a riding lawn mower. The trailer sustained a mechanical failure with a tire and axel causing the driver to lose control. The vehicle slid into the ditch and down a steep embankment. The vehicle was deemed a total loss, as well as the lawn mower. There were no injuries as a result of the accident.