RURAL CLEAR LAKE – Two people were hurt in a head-on collision between Mason City and Clear Lake.
The accident took place on May 28, 2021 at about 5:37 PM near 10536 265TH Street, rural Clear Lake. The Cerro Gordo Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a two vehicle head on collision just west of Killdeer Ave on Hwy 122 between Mason City and Clear Lake.
Kristian Gunderson, age 19, was eastbound on Highway 122 in a 1997 Toyota truck when a 2006 Chevy truck traveling westbound in the eastbound lane driven by 69-year-old Edward Friest of Thompson struck Gunderson’s truck head on. Both Gunderson and Friest were trapped inside of their vehicles and had to be extricated. Both Gunderson and Friest were wearing their seatbelt at the time of the collision. Gunderson and Friest were both transported to MercyOne North Iowa for their injuries.
The accident remains under investigation with charges pending.
The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Mason City and Clear Lake Fire Departments, Mason City and Clear Lake Fire Medics, Clear Lake Police Department and Iowa State Patrol.