REMSEN—Funeral services will be held Monday, Feb. 22, for a 19-year-old Orange City resident killed a week earlier in a two-vehicle collision east of Remsen.
Hannah Tjernagel, the daughter of Timothy and Paula Tjernagel of Spain, died Monday, Feb. 15.
A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, at Dover Avenue Alliance Church in Orange City.
Visitation with family will be 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.
The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office reported receiving numerous 911 calls shortly before 1 p.m. Feb. 15 regarding a motor vehicle crash at the intersection of highway 3 and 140 just east of Remsen. Callers stated the crash involved a passenger vehicle and a semitruck trailer.
Authorities determined Tjernagel was driving a 2011 Mazda 6 south Highway 140 when — for an unknown reason — she failed to stop for the stop sign at the intersection.
Her car struck the middle of a 2019 utility box trailer attached to a westbound 2017 Peterbilt semi being driving by 68-year-old Randy Edward Laube of Boone.
The Tjernagel vehicle came to rest in the south ditch of Highway 3.
Tjernagel was pronounced dead at the scene.
Laube was not injured. His semitrailer received an estimated $50,000 damage.
The Tjernagel vehicle was totaled.
Highway 3 east of Remsen was closed for about three hours while law enforcement worked the crash scene.
The sheriff’s office was assisted at the scene by the Remsen ambulance, fire and police departments; Iowa State Patrol; Iowa Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Enforcement; Iowa DOT Road Maintenance; and Stockton Towing of LeMars.
The crash remains under investigation by the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office/LeMars Police Accident Investigation Team with assistance from the Iowa State Patrol.