Single Vehicle Accident

On Saturday August 27, 2016 the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was called to the scene of a single vehicle accident north of Emmetsburg on 450th Ave. Joshua Joseph Gonzales (37) of Emmetsburg, IA was southbound in the 3100 block of 450th Ave when he lost control of his 2008 Chevrolet HHR. Gonzales entered the ditch and rolled the vehicle into a deer fence.

No injuries were reported in the accident. The Chevrolet received an estimated $10,000 in damage. Damage to the fence is estimated at $700. Gonzales was cited for Failure to Maintain Control.

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