The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 11:45 am on Sunday, 20-year-old Benjamin Patzlaff of Platte, South Dakota was driving a 1998 Buick Le Sabre westbound on Highway 10. Thirty-eight-year-old Korey Dau of Sutherland was driving a 1995 Chevrolet Suburban westbound on Highway 18, in front of Patzlaff. According to the report, Patzlaff stated he was not paying attention and did not realize Dau was stopped or nearly stopped at the intersection of Highway 10 and Tanager Avenue. Patzlaff ran into the back end of Dau.
The Buick received $4000 damage. The Suburban received $5000 damage.
6-year-old Kate Dau was transported by private vehicle to the Spencer Hospital.