A 72-year-old Keota man was killed Tuesday in a three-vehicle crash on a Mahaska County highway. The name of the victim is James Bowen. Reportedly, the westbound 1993 Ford F-150 pickup truck driven by Bowen was crossing the center line when he struck an eastbound 2007 Freightliner semi driven by Thomas Rangel of Davenport.
The Rangel semi then lost control striking a westbound 2000 Buick LeSabre operated by Virginia Weber of Sigourney. Bowen was pronounced dead at the accident scene and Rangel was taken to a hospital in Oskaloosa. Weber escaped injury in the accident.
The cause of the Tuesday afternoon accident remains under investigation by the State Patrol and the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Department.