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Lovilia, Iowa man killed in head-on crash in Marion County

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Published: Jan. 21, 2021 at 12:05 PM CST
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MARION COUNTY, Iowa (KYOU) - A Lovilia, Iowa man died in a head-on crash in Marion County Wednesday morning.

According to the Iowa State Patrol, 89-year-old Donald Shelford was driving southeast on Highway 5.

A vehicle driven by 51-year-old Janet Billings of Albia, Iowa was traveling northwest on the highway.

Police say both vehicles were taking a curve when Shelford’s vehicle crossed the centerline and struck Billing’s vehicle head-on.

Police say Shelford was taken to a Knoxville, Iowa hospital where he died, Billings was taken to a Pella hospital for her injuries.

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