Two Vehicle Accident

On Thursday November 3, 2016 at 4:15pm the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two vehicle accident south of Emmetsburg on Highway 4. A 2004 Chevy Blazer driven by Raelynn Smith (29) of Mallard was southbound in the 4200 block of Highway 4 when a vehicle in front of her stopped suddenly. Smith was able to stop but was rear-ended by a 2007 Ford Freestyle Van driven by Stephanie Elizabeth Schultz (31) of Mallard.

Minor injuries were reported in the accident by both drivers. Schultz was transported by ambulance to the Palo Alto County Hospital.

The Smith vehicle sustained minor damage and the Schultz vehicle sustained disabling damage that is estimated at $8000.

Schultz was cited for Following to Closely.

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