An 82-year-old Latimer woman was killed Tuesday afternoon in a two-vehicle accident in Franklin County. The Iowa State Patrol identified the victim as Carol Koenen.
The accident happened at the junction of Franklin County Road C-25 and Olive Avenue northwest of Hampton. Reportedly an eastbound 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass driven by Koenen was turning northbound onto Olive Avenue when she failed to yield to a westbound 2006 Kia Sorento driven by 20-year-old Rebecca Smith of Hampton.
The Smith car collided with the Koenen auto. Koenen was pronounced dead at the accident scene. Smith and her passenger 17-year-old Katelynn Smith were transported a hospital in Hampton for treatment of their injuries. The accident remains under investigation.
By Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City