Joel Martinez, 74, Ottawa, was eastbound at about 10:44 a.m. on Seventh Street in a white minivan with one passenger, Georgia Martinez, 71, Ottawa, when his vehicle collided with a Honda Passport driven by Donna Mallicoat, 79, Ottawa, who was southbound on Cedar Street. Mallicoat’s vehicle came to rest in the yard of Danny Clough’s home at 703 S. Cedar St. after hitting the corner of the home and striking a tree, Sgt. Doug Waterman, with the Ottawa Police Department, said. The white minivan came to rest facing south on Cedar Street.
The three Ottawans involved in the wreck were transported to Ransom Memorial Hospital, 1301 S. Main St., Ottawa, where they were treated and released Monday for minor injuries, Tiffany Brinker, nursing supervisor at Ransom, said.
The home suffered minimal damage, Waterman said, and Joel Martinez was cited for disobeying a stop sign and no insurance. It was unclear Monday morning whether anyone involved in the wreck was wearing a seat belt, Waterman said.
The Ottawa Police and Fire departments and Franklin County Emergency Medical Services were on scene Monday morning, and Cedar Street from Sixth to Eighth streets and Seventh Street from Hickory to Oak streets were briefly closed to traffic.