Both women were driving southbound on 148th Avenue at about 5:45 p.m. when Karell attempted to pass Shatney, whom she thought was making a right turn, Garvelink said. Shatney actually was signaling to make a left turn, which was confirmed by witnesses, Garvelink said.
Shatney started her turn as Karell tried to go around her, Garvelink said. The cars sideswiped each other and went off the east side of the road. Shatney’s Ford Windstar mini-van struck a utility pole, just missing some primary electrical lines supplying a factory next door, said Spring Lake Township Fire Chief Rick Nuvill.
Karell’s Pontiac Montana mini-van continued into the corner of a two-car attached garage at a residence at 17126 148th Ave.
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