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Names released in Fatal Buchanan Co. Accident

Authorities have released the names of people involved in a fatal accident over the weekend in Buchanan County including a Buchanan County Sheriff’s officer.

Crews were called to an accident just after 2:30 Saturday morning at the 1400 block Jackson Avenue (Hwy 150).

According to the investigation, a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado operated by 27 year old Brian Goedken of Independence was traveling southbound on Jackson Avenue when it crossed the center line and into the path of a northbound 2008 Pontiac G5 operated by 31 year old Ronald Landals of Perry.

The Goedken vehicle struck the Landals vehicle head-on before then colliding with a Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office 2021 Ford Police Interceptor Utility operated by 26 year old Mitchell Franck of Fairbank, who was also northbound behind Landals’ vehicle.

Goedken and a passenger in his vehicle, 21 year old Meadow Lynn of Independence, were transported to St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids with non-life-threatening injuries.

Landals was pronounced dead at the scene.  A passenger in the Landals vehicle, 28 year old Erin Bernardion  of Des Moines, was airlifted to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City with serious injuries.

Deputy Franck was transported to Buchanan County Health Center in Independence with minor injuries.

This accident remains under investigation by the Iowa State Patrol.

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