Single Vehicle Accident

On January 25, 2018 at 8:15 am, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office responded to an accident in the 500-blk of N Van Gordan Ave, Graettinger.

A 2001 Peterbuilt Semi driven by Monte J. Schany of Graettinger was east bound on B-14 and went to make a right turn onto N Van Gordan Ave.

As Schany was attempting to make the right turn, a non contact vehicle was heading north on N Van Gordan Ave and pulled up to the stop sign at B-14. Which caused Schany to shorten his turn. As a result the right side of Schany’s trailer collided with a utility pole causing the pole to break off.

No injuries were reported at the scene and damage to the trailer was estimated at $ 300.00 and $1,500.00 to the utility pole and light.

Schany was issued a Citation for Unsafe Turn.

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