Single Vehicle Accident

On 08-10-17 at 5:49 a.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated a one vehicle accident at the intersection of 370 st & 360 Ave.

A 1997 Chevrolet S-10 truck was being driven east bound and failed to negotiate a right turn at the intersection of 370 st and 360 ave., entered the ditch and struck a utility pole. The truck was then driven from the ditch and back onto the road several times before coming to rest in the west ditch.

The Palo Alto County Ambulance transported Douglas P. Chavez age 58, of Pomeroy and John A. Mell, age 51 of Pocahontas for injuries substained in the accident.

The accident is still under investigation by the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office. Damages to the Chevrolet were estimated at $5,400.00 and the damage to the utility pole owned by Iowa Lakes Electric is not available at this time.

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