Semi Truck Accident

On 10-07-15 at around 1:45 a.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a two vehicle accident in the 3700 block of 480th Av. east of Emmetsburg.

A 2015 GMC Canyon pickup, owned and driven by James Richard Voigt of Algona, was heading south in the 3600 block of 480th Av. He fell asleep at the wheel and crossed Highway 18 and continued southbound in the 3700 block of 480th Av. At that time, a 2015 Freightliner semi owned by Max Yield and driven by Steven Russell Leman of Milford was pulling out onto 480th Av. from the Cenex station parking lot.

The pickup hit the Max Yield trailer towards the back tires. The GMC pickup was deemed a total loss. Damage to the trailer was estimated at approximately $30,000. Voigt was transported to the Palo Alto County Hospital with non life threatening injuries. Voigt was issued a citation for failure to obey a stop sign.

The Emmetsburg Fire Department and the Emmetsburg Ambulance service assisted at the scene.