Deer Accident

On 7/13/2019 at 11:34 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was advised of a single vehicle accident involving a deer. According to the report provided, a 2011 Ford Expedition owned and driven by Rudy Andrew Wernimont, age 37 of Emmetsburg, was traveling east on 480th Street in Clay County when a deer emerged from the south ditch of 480th Street and onto the traveled portion of the roadway. The Wernimont vehicle sustained an estimated $4000.00 worth of damages. There were no reported injuries as a result of the collision. Due to Clay County authorities being unavailable at the time of the reported accident, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation.