Algona woman died in Humboldt County crash

Collazo, 28, was a passenger in a car that collided head-on with a semi

HUMBOLDT — An Algona woman has been identified as the person who was killed in a semi-versus-car crash north of Humboldt Tuesday afternoon.

Yessi Sanchez Collazo, 28, was the passenger in a 2016 Ford Mustang when the vehicle collided head-on with a semitrailer on U.S. Highway 169 at the intersection of 130th Street, according to Iowa State Patrol crash reports.

That intersection is also known as the Bode-Livermore turnoff.

Yorday Leon Perdomo, 38, of Algona, was the driver of the car, which was southbound.

Jerry Jay Metzger, 63, of Whittemore, was the driver of the 2005 International semitrailer, traveling northbound.

Metzger attempted to turn the semi left onto 130th Street when the vehicle was hit head-on by the car driven by Perdomo, according to crash records.

The crash was reported at 3:44 p.m.

Collazo and Perdomo were extricated from the car by mechanical means.

Perdomo suffered serious injuries and was airlifted by UnityPoint Health — LifeFlight to Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.

Collazo died at the scene, the Iowa State Patrol reported.

Metzger was transported by ambulance to Humboldt County Memorial Hospital. His injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening.

Both vehicles were totaled.

The Iowa State Patrol, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department, Kossuth County Sheriff’s Department, Humboldt Volunteer Fire Department, and Bode Volunteer Fire Department responded.

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