On Saturday, December 17, 2016, at 3:54 p.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated a one vehicle roll over accident in the 3900 block of 580th Avenue. Following the investigation, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office determined that Mitchell Simpson (28), of West Bend, was driving a 1997 Ford F250 southbound in the 3900 block of 580th Avenue. Due to blowing snow, Simpson was unable to see a large snow drift that had formed at the rail road crossing on 580th Avenue. Simpson’s vehicle struck the snow drift and loss traction to the roadway. Simpson’s vehicle slid sideways and entered the west ditch. After entering the west ditch, Simpson’s vehicle rolled once and came to rest on it’s top.
There were no injuries reported in the accident. There was an estimated $2,000.00 damage done to Simpson’s vehicle.