Two Vehicle Accident

On 5-5-2016 at 8:30 a.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated a two vehicle accident near the intersection of 360 Ave on 430 Street. A 2001 Pontiac Grand Am, operated by 26 year old Robert Jones Jr. of Spencer, struck a 2015 Chevy Colorado truck operated by 79 year old Robert Peterson of Emmetsburg. Jones was east bound and was negotiating a curve when he sneezed, which caused him to jerk the steering wheel to the left. This casued his Grand Am to cross the center line and sideswipe the Peterson truck, which was west bound.
There was $3,700.00 damage to the Peterson truck and $3,100.00 damage to the Jones car. No injuries were reported.
Jones was cited for driving on the left half of the roadway.