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Two killed in Lyon County, Iowa, crash

LARCHWOOD - Two people are dead after their vehicle collided with a semi tractor-trailer shortly before 5:30 p.m. Thursday in front of the Grand Falls Casino near Larchwood.

Charles J. Rice and his passenger, Kristin Ann Loudermilk, both of Sioux Falls, S.D., were pronounced dead at the scene.

Rice was driving a 2000 GMC Yukon southbound on Iowa 9 and attempted to turn into the Grand Falls Casino in front of a northbound 2007 Peterbilt semi driven by Randy L. Gergen, Granville, Iowa. The semi was unable to stop and struck the Yukon. Both vehicles then ended up in the east ditch.

Responding to the scene were the Larchwood Emergency Medical Service, Larchwood Fire Department, Lyon County Sheriff's Office, the Iowa State Patrol and the Iowa Motor Vehicle Enforcement.

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