Car Motorcycle Accident

On 9-2-16 at 7:42am, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated a car/motorcycle accident in the 3800-blk of 360th St, just east of Ruthven.

A 2005 Harley Davidison driven by Jeff Duvall (42) of Milford, was east bound in the 3800-blk of 360St, Duvall failed to see a 2004 Jeep driven by Colleen Dillard (61) of Dickens, who was stopped, waiting to make a left turn into a driveway. The Harley collided with the Jeep and careened onto the south shoulder where the Harley came to rest and Duvall continued into the ditch.

Duvall was transported to Palo Alto County Hospital by Emmetsburg Ambulance with non life threatening injuries. Dillard was not injured.

Damage to Harley were estimated at $2,800 and $200 to Jeep.

Assisting at the scene was Ruthven Fire Department and Emmetsburg and Ruthven Ambulances.

Jeff Duvall was issued a citation for Failure to Maintain Control in connection with the accident.

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