Single Vehicle Accident

On 01-10-17 at approximately 10:58 pm, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a car that had gone into the ditch in the 3300 block of 460th Av north of Emmetsburg. A 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix, owned and driven by Hannah Nichole Newton of Lake Park, was heading north in the above location when a deer ran out into the roadway. Newton attempted to slow to avoid hitting the deer. Due to the icy roadway, she couldn’t stop and ended up sliding into the west ditch backwards. Damage to the front passenger side bumper and a flat passenger side rear tire occurred when she went into the ditch. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $200. There were no injuries reported in this accident.