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Head-on crash kills Centerville driver

The deadly wreck happened early Wednesday afternoon in eastern Wayne County, Iowa. (MGN Online)

A Centerville man was killed Wednesday afternoon in a head-on wreck in southeast Iowa.

The crash happened at 12:40 p.m. on Highway 2 east of Promise City in Wayne County.

The Iowa State Patrol identifies the victim as Jeffrey Bowen, 55, of Centerville.

Troopers said Bowen's car veered into the other lane of traffic.

An oncoming SUV driven by Barbara Brown, 47, of Plano, swerved to the left to try to avoid hitting Bowen's car.

Investigators said Bowen then tried to steer back into his lane and started to skid.

That's when the two vehicles collided head-on.

Bowen was killed in the crash. The online crash report does not indicate that brown was injured.

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