On Friday August 26, 2016 at 2:11am the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call reporting a single vehicle accident east of Ayrshire, IA in the 3900 block of 420th St. A 2004 Dodge Stratus, driven by Wendy Lea Rosenwinkel (46) had driven off the south side of the road while westbound and entered into the creek. The Palo Alto County Ambulance crew, Palo Alto Sheriff’s Office, and Ruthven Ayrshire First Responders extricated Rosenwinkel from her vehicle. Rosenwinkel sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported by ambulance to the Spencer Hospital.
Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor in this accident. There are no charges at this time since the accident is still under investigation. Officers with the Spencer Police Department assisted the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office in the investigation.