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Matlock Woman Dies In Crash Near Rock Rapids

Rock Rapids, Iowa — A Matlock woman lost her life Thursday as the result of a two-vehicle crash near Rock Rapids.

According to the Iowa State Patrol, 71-year-old Carol J. Fliear was eastbound on Highway 9 near Indian Avenue, when her 2016 Ford Taurus, for unknown reasons, crossed the center line and collided head-on with a 2007 Freightliner semi, driven by 64-year-old Gregory Krieger, of Sibley.

Troopers say Krieger declined medical treatment at the scene. Fliear was transported to Avera Rock Rapids, where she was declared deceased.

The Iowa State Patrol was assisted at the scene by the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office and Iowa DOT Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division.

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