Authorities are investigating a two-vehicle accident that injured an Elk Run Heights man and killed the other driver in north-central Iowa Monday morning (Sept. 10, 2018).

The Iowa State Patrol said Blaine Freeman, 54, was hurt in the collision, which happened just after 11 AM on U.S. Highway 18/Iowa Highway 27 near mile marker 190 southeast of Mason City. Freeman was transported to a Mason City hospital for treatment, but the extent of his injuries wasn't released.

The other driver died in the crash. Authorities identified the victim as Darlene Keifer, 64, of Greene.

According to an accident report, Freeman's westbound van was struck nearly head-on by Keifer's eastbound vehicle. Authorities said Keifer's traveling in the wrong lanes of the divided highway at the time of the mishap.

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