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Palo Alto County Crash Results In Minor Injuries (1)

Fri 10-2-2020

(Emmetsburg)-- Minor injuries were reported in a single vehicle rollover earlier this week at the intersection of 380th Street and 470th Avenue in Palo Alto county.

Authorities say 36-year-old Andrew Beenken of Emmetsburg was driving a 1998 Jeep Wrangler westbound on 380th Street when he became distracted and failed to see a semi ahead of him which had slowed to turn onto 470th Avenue. Deputies say Beenken attempted a defensive maneuver to avoid a collision, however the vehicle went off the road and into a ditch where it struck an embankment and rolled, coming to rest on its side.

Beenken sustained minor injuries but apparently wasn't taken to a hospital.

He was cited with failure to reduce speed to a reasonable and proper rate, and failure to provide proof of financial liability.

The crash took place shortly before 4:00 pm Tuesday.