The Iowa State Patrol is investigating a fatal traffic accident that happened at 6:44 p.m. on Tuesday about two miles east of Missouri Valley.

Cody Jay Grandmont, 28, of Persia, driver of a 1999 Saturn, died as a result of the accident.

Grandmont was traveling west on Highway 30 west of 296th Street in Harrison County when, for unknown reasons, his vehicle cross into the eastbound lane and struck head on a 1998 Buick Century being driven by Rebecca Eileen Smith, 34, of Council Bluffs. Both vehicles came to rest in the traveled portion of the road.

Highway 30 was closed in both directions during the investigation.

Grandmont was transported to CHI Health in Missouri Valley. Smith and a passenger in her vehicle, Austin Lee Tasich, 31, of Council Bluffs, were taken by ground ambulance to Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska.

The Iowa State Patrol was assisted by the Missouri Valley and Logan fire and rescue departments, the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office, Missouri Valley Police Department and the Iowa Department of Transportation.