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Head-on crash with injuries on Highway 13

NEAR COGGON, Iowa (KWWL) – At roughly 1:30 p.m. on November 8th, 2019 emergency officials were sent out to a personal injury accident at Highway 13 and Aldrich Road.

Lauren Waldschmidt (23) was driving north on Highway 13 when she tried to pass a semi. She pulled into the oncoming lane and did not see the traffic traveling south. Patricia Houser (66) was driving south on Highway 13 when Lauren pulled in front of her hitting Houser head-on. Both vehicles stopped on the west side of Highway 13 somewhat blocking the southbound lane.

Houser was sent to Mercy Hospital by Center Point Ambulance with what appeared to be non-life threatenting injuries. Both parties were wearing seatbelts.

Waldschmidt was cited for unsafe passing.

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