Authorities in Emmet County have released more information about a fatal one-vehicle accident from this past Thursday morning.
Emmet County Sheriff Mike Martens says at around 5:40 A-M, his office received a call from a motorist reporting a vehicle on its top about three miles north of Estherville. Upon investigation at the scene, it was determined that the 2002 Ford pickup was traveling southbound on 400th Avenue when the driver lost control causing the vehicle to skid. The vehicle began rolling on the roadway before coming to rest on its top on the east shoulder and ditch of 400th Avenue.
The driver of the vehicle, 16-year-old James Dean Woodyard of rural Estherville, was ejected from the vehicle during the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene.