Three people died in separate accidents over the weekend in southwest Iowa. All three crashes occurred early Sunday morning. Two accidents in Mills County claimed the lives of a Malvern man and an unidentified driver who appears to have been from Missouri.
The Iowa State Patrol says 22-year-old Matthew Buckner, of Malvern, died at an Omaha hospital, after the van he was driving went out of control and rolled several times, trapping him inside at around 2:15 A.M. The other accident in Mills County took place about an hour earlier, near Glenwood.
Sheriff’s officials say a 1992 Lexus with Missouri plates went out of control on a curve and rolled into a ditch. The unidentified driver — who was not wearing a seatbelt — was partially ejected and died at the scene. And, an accident Sunday morning in eastern Fremont County claimed the life of a Shenandoah woman.
Forty-year-old Julie Ann Malmberg was killed when the van she was driving went off the road and hit a culvert. All three accidents remain under investigation.