Palo Alto County Fatality

A single vehicle crash over the weekend claimed the life of a Cylinder man.

The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office says 61-year-old Richard Bergstrom of Cylinder was driving a 2001 Ford Mustang southbound in the 3700 block of 530th Avenue when he lost control of the vehicle. It went into the east ditch and rolled several times, ejecting Bergstrom. He was pronounced dead at the scene.  The crash took place a little before 3:00 a.m. Saturday. 

The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Emmetsburg Police Department, Cylinder Fire Department and the Palo Alto County Ambulance Service.