A State Patrol crash report shows a car driven by 32-year-old Mandy Matlock of Prairie City crossed the center line and hit another car head-on. The driver of the second vehicle, 83-year-old Joanne Hunter of Newton, died at the scene.
Matlock and a passenger in the Hunter vehicle, 91-year-old Betty Johnson of Newton, were injured. All were wearing seatbelts. An infant in Matlock’s car was restrained in the back seat and uninjured.