Two Vehicle Accident

At 3:29 p.m. on Thursday, August 24, 2017 The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated a two vehicle accident at Washington Street and Lost Island Street in Graettinger. A 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo being operated by Thomas Scott (16) of Graettinger was eastbound on Lost Island Street when he failed to obey a stop sign or yield the right of way and ran into a 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe being operated by Amanda Ruyter (27) of Graettinger. Ruyter was traveling southbound on Washington Street when Scott’s vehicle struck the passenger’s side of her vehicle.

Damage to the Scott vehicle was estimated at $2,500 and damage to the Ruyter vehicle was estimated at $10,000. Scott was charged with failure to obey stop sign and yield right of way. No injuries were reported. Assisting the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office at the scene was the Iowa State Patrol.

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