Update: State Patrol says wrong-way driver caused fatal crash on Ave. of the Saints

The crash occurred on mile marker 190 on the Avenue of the Saints.

Posted: Sep 10, 2018 12:03 PM
Updated: Sep 10, 2018 8:17 PM

CERRO GORDO COUNTY, Iowa – One person is dead after a nearly head-on collision Monday on the Avenue of the Saints.

It happened around 11:34 am on Highway 18, near mile marker 190. The Iowa State Patrol says a 1988 Buick Century was eastbound in the westbound lane and crashed into the westbound 2018 Ford Transit Van driven by Blaine Hobart Freeman, 54 of Elk Run Heights.

The State Patrol says one person was killed in the crash while Freeman was injured and taken to Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa.

The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa DOT, Mason City fire and EMS, Nora Springs fire and EMS, and Mercy Air Med all assisted at the scene.

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