Two Motorists Injured in Van Buren County Crash


A pair of motorists were injured in a two car accident in Van Buren County Tuesday afternoon.

The Iowa State Patrol says at approximately 3:43 PM, a Chrysler Town & Country driven by 33-year-old Andrea Buechel of Farmington was traveling eastbound on 180th Street outside of Bonaparte. A Dodge Caravan driven by 61-year-old Nicholas Bowermaster of Keosaqua was traveling westbound on the same street.

The accident report states the two vehicles were involved in a head-on collision. Buechel was seriously injured in the crash and was flown to University of Iowa Hospital by Medforce Air Medical.

Bowermaster sustained injuries in the crash as well and was transported to Van Buren County Hospital by Farmington EMS.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts. Their respective conditions are unknown.

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