Car Deer Accident

On 10-31-2017, at 5:43 a.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a car vs. deer accident in the 2800 block of 420th Avenue. Following an investigation at the scene, it was determined that Joshua Barnes (39) of Estherville, Ia, was driving his 2003 Lexus ES 300 southbound in the 2800 block of 420th Avenue when a deer exited the west ditch and entered the roadway. Barnes struck the deer causing an estimated $3000 damage to the car. Barnes sustained minor injuries from the collision, but refused medical treatment at the scene.