The crash occurred around 6 a.m. Thursday, about three miles east of Richland on U.S. Highway 30. The Colfax County attorney’s office says a mechanical problem caused the eastbound SUV to go out of control, cross into oncoming traffic and hit the car head-on.
The car driver was pronounced dead at the scene and a passenger was taken to a hospital. The SUV driver also was hospitalized.
Authorities haven’t released the names of those involved.