An Albia woman was injured and a Lovilia man was killed in a two-car accident Wednesday morning.
The accident occurred at 7:53 a.m. on Highway 5 near the intersection of Highway T17 near Bussey in Marion County.
According to a report by the Iowa State Patrol, Janet Lynn Billings, 51, of Albia, was driving a 2017 Ford Explorer north on Highway 5 when her car was hit head on by a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Donald Lee Shelford, 89, of Lovilia, which was traveling south.
Both vehicles were negotiating a curve in the highway when Shelford’s vehicle crossed the center line, striking Billing’s vehicle head on. The vehicles came to rest in the north lane of the highway.
Billings, who was wearing a seatbelt, was transported to the Monroe County Hospital by Pella Ambulance and was listed as injured. Shelford, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was transported to Knoxville Hospital by Bussey Rescue and was later pronounced dead.