Two people were killed in a three-car collision in south-central Iowa Monday. The crash happened just after 5 p.m. in a construction zone along Highway 5/92 west of Knoxville.

The Iowa State Patrol reports 56-year-old Janet Padget of Hedrick was driving a car east and swerved into the westbound lane to avoid rear-ending another vehicle that had slowed to make a turn.

The Padget vehicle collided head-on with a car driven by 37-year-old Diane Herzberg of Cumming. Padget and Herzberg were both killed in the crash. Both were wearing seatbelts. Nobody else was injured.