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Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
A man was killed in a head-on crash early Saturday morning when a pickup crossed the centerline and collided with his car south of Hazleton, according to a Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office news release.
At 2:35 a.m., Ronald Landals, 31, of Perry, was driving a northbound Pontiac G5 on Highway 150 — also known as Jackson Avenue — near 140th Street when a southbound Chevrolet Silverado driven by Brian Goedken, 27, of Independence, crossed the centerline and collided with the car, according to crash investigators.
After striking the Pontiac, the pickup collided with a northbound Ford Police Interceptor driven by Mitchell Franck, 26, of Fairbank, an off-duty Buchanan County sheriff’s deputy who was traveling behind Landals’ vehicle, the release stated.
Landals was pronounced dead at the scene, and a passenger in the car was airlifted to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City with serious injuries.
Goedken and a passenger in the pickup were transported to UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids with non-life-threatening injuries.
Franck was transported to Buchanan County Health Center in Independence with minor injuries.
The Iowa State Patrol is continuing to investigate the crash.