Ottumwa truck driver involved in fatal Clarke County crash


One man is dead and another injured after a Tuesday afternoon accident.

The crash happened on Highway 34, just west of Route 25 near Osceola.

A Freightliner semi driven by Jesse Lee Bain, 33, of Ottumwa, was traveling eastbound on Highway 34 just after 4 p.m.

A Toyota Camry driven by Jesse John Ray, 25, of Osceola, was traveling west, crossed the center line, and struck Bain's rig head on.

The Iowa State Patrol Crash Report says investigators don't know what caused Ray's vehicle to cross the centerline.

Ray was pronounced dead at the scene.

Bain was transported to the Clarke County Hospital.

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