Palo Alto Co. Crash Injures Man

Thu 11-7-2019

(Emmetsburg)-- A West Bend man was injured Wednesday when a vehicle he was driving collided with a utility pole.

The Palo Alto County Sheriff's Office says 37-year-old Justin Neff was driving a 2005 Kia Sorento northbound on 580th Avenue and was passing another vehicle when he lost control. The vehicle he was driving went into the ditch and spun before colliding with the pole.

Neff was taken to Kossuth County Regional Hospital with undisclosed injuries. He was cited for failure to maintain control.

Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $4,500; damage to the utility pole owned by Corn Belt Power was estimated at $7,000.

The crash took place shortly after 2:00 pm.