One Dead in Head-On Crash Near Gilbert

Fatal Story County accident. (WHO-HD)

STORY COUNTY, Iowa – One person was killed in an early morning crash involving two cars on Highway 69 in Story County.

The accident happened around 6:10 a.m. Tuesday at Highway 69 and 150th Street about 2 miles north of Gilbert.

Sgt. Nate Ludwig with the Iowa State Patrol says one vehicle hit another head-on after crossing the center line. One person has been confirmed dead. Another person was transported to Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames. Their condition is unknown.

Highway 69 is blocked in both directions. Officials expect the road to be closed for a few hours while officials conduct their investigation into the crash. Drivers are being asked to avoid the area.