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1 dead, 3 injured in eastern Iowa 3 vehicle crash


March 18th, 2023 by Ric Hanson

(Oskaloosa, Iowa) – A collision involving three vehicles Friday night, north of Oskaloosa, resulted in one death and three injuries. According to the Iowa State Patrol, a 2000 GMC Sierra pickup driven by 40-year-old Jamie L. Buckley, of New Sharon, was southbound on U-S Highway 63 at around 8-p.m., as the same time a northbound 2014 Chevy Equinox SUV driven was being driven by 74-year-old Alan W. Buitenwerf, of Worth, IL.

The SUV crossed the center line of the road and hit the pickup, causing that vehicle to cross into the northbound lane, where it struck a northbound 2012 Dodge Ram 1500, head-on. The Dodge was driven by 83-year-old Billy G. Brubaker, of Eldora.

Jamie Buckley and Billy Brubaker, along with two others, who were passengers in the SUV and DODGE, were transported by Mahaska County Ambulance to the Mahaska County Hospital, where Buckley died from his injuries. He was not wearing a seat belt.The remaining crash victims were buckled-up.

69-year-old Robin C. Buitenwerf, of Worth, Il, and 81-year-old Joan F. Brubaker, of Eldora, were injured in the crash.