Two Vehicle Accident

On May 5, 2017 at 6:05pm, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s office investigated a two vehicle accident 1 and 1/2 miles west of Emmetsburg on 360th st.

A 2002 Ford Explorer driven by Jerry Baxter of Emmetsburg was east bound in the 4300-blk of 360 st, when approaching a stopped vehicle in the roadway. Baxter had to take evasive action and swerved to the right. Baxter entered the south ditch and collided with a 2007 Chevy Silverado which was legally parked at KW Electric and owned by Richard Scott of Emmetsburg.

Baxter was checked out by the Palo Alto County Ambulance, Emmetsburg crew and released.

Damage was estimated at $800.00 to the Ford and $3,800.00 to the Chevy.

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