A traffic crash in northwest Iowa this morning claimed two lives and left one person injured. The crash happened just before 8 a.m., two miles west of Holstein on Highway 20 in Ida County.

The Iowa State Patrol reports 55-year-old Lori Sokolowski of Holstein lost control of the car she driving and hit an oncoming pickup. Sokolowski and a passenger, 28-year-old Maria Pencook of Albert City, were both pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the pickup, 48-year-old Deron Schmidt of Battle Creek, was transported by ambulance to a hospital in Ida Grove.