Iowa State Patrol

ROCK RAPIDS—A 71-year-old Matlock woman was killed about 12:35 p.m. Thursday, May 12, in a head-on collision east of Rock Rapids.

Carol Jo Fliear was driving east on Highway 9 when her 2016 Ford Taurus apparently crossed the centerline for an unknown reason and collided with a westbound 2007 Freightliner semi at the Indian Avenue intersection about three miles east of Rock Rapids, according to a preliminary report by the Iowa State Patrol.

Fliear was transported by the Lyon County Ambulance to Avera Merrill Pioneer Hospital in Rock Rapids, where she was pronounced dead.

Sixty-four-year-old Gregory Marvin Krieger of Sibley, the semi driver, declined treatment at the scene.

The two vehicles were totaled.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office and Iowa Department of Transportation Commercial Vehicle Division are assisting in the investigation of the crash.

The collision was the first fatal crash in Lyon County in 2022.