The Iowa State Patrol reports that about 9:25 PM, 55-year-old Cindy Callenius of Hospers was westbound on Highway 10, four miles west of Paullina in a 2005 Buick. Sixty-five-year-old Marlys Hartong of Paullina was also westbound on 10 in a 2003 Ford van.
Hartong wanted to turn left onto Oak Hill Avenue. She activated the turn signal for a left turn and began to turn left. Callenius says that she saw a right turn signal, but did not see a left turn signal and began to pass in the intersection. The Callenius Buick struck the Hartong Ford in the left side, and both vehicles entered the ditch on the southwest side of the intersection.
Callenius was transported to Orange City Health System Hospital by Paullina Ambulance and Hartong was transported to Orange City Health System Hospital by Paullina Ambulance.
Callenius’s Buick received $5000 damage. Hartong’s Ford received $5000 damage.
A vehicle exam showed that the left turn signal and brake light on the Hartong vehicle were not functioning. Hartong was cited for improper rear lamp. However, Callenius was ticketed for passing in an intersection.