Mason City, Iowa –One person died in a near head-on collision on the Avenue of the Saints by Mason City Monday morning.
The Iowa State Patrol said a 1988 Buick Century drove the wrong way – east in a westbound lane – and collided with a 2018 Ford Transit van near Exit 190/California Avenue about 11:34 a.m.
The driver of the Buick – 78-year-old Darlene Kefier of Greene, died after the vehicles collided nearly head-on, according to the State Patrol.
A person in the van, 54-year-old Blaine Hobart Freeman, of Elk Run Heights, was hurt. He was transported by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center—North Iowa by Mason City Fire medics. The extent of his injuries in unknown.