Two Vehicle Accident

On 04/24/2019 at 8:18 a.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an accident involving a semi and car in the 4800 block of 525th Avenue. Upon investigation it was determined that a 1996 Freightliner, driven and owned by Timothy Riley Allen of Whittemore, was stopped in the roadway, facing north, in front of the residence at 4835 525th Avenue. Allen was stopped in the roadway due to a school bus that properly stopped at the residence. The school bus pulled away from in front of the residence and Allen began to accelerate in the roadway when the 1983 Polar trailer he was pulling was struck in the rear by a 2014 Ford Fusion driven by Rachel Ann Fehr and owned by Darren Michael Fehr both of Mallard.

Damage to the Polar trailer is estimated at $2,000.00 and the Ford was deemed a total loss. Fehr was transported by private vehicle to Palo Alto County Hospital for treatment. No other injuries were reported. Fehr was issued a citation for Failure to reduce speed to a reasonable and proper rate.

The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by the West Bend Ambulance Service and the West Bend Fire Department.

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