Single Vehicle Accident

On 07-23-16 at 4:07 pm, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a rollover accident at 4799 460th Ave., just one mile north of Mallard. A 2004 Pontiac Vibe, owned and driven by Chi Khai of Storm Lake, was heading north on 460th Ave. when the vehicle left the roadway on the shoulder. Khai over corrected in the attempt to bring the vehicle back onto the roadway and lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle went across the roadway and entered the west ditch, struck the embankment which caused the vehicle to roll. The vehicle ended up on the tires facing southeast. Khai and a passenger Yaw La Kyi, also of Storm Lake, received minor injuries, and were checked out on scene by the ambulance.

Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $10,000 and was considered a total loss. Khai was issued a citation for failure to maintain control.

Assisting the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was the Emmetsburg Ambulance service along with the Mallard Fire Department and the Mallard First Responders.

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