Local man involved in head-on crash

A Marshalltown man was involved in a head-on collision that killed a Collins man Friday night.

Medical officials pronounced Gary Bushman, 46, dead at the scene of the crash on the 7700 block of NE 94th Avenue, near Bondurant, said Sgt. Brent Long, with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

Long said Bushman was traveling west, and the other driver, Donald Anderson, 59, of Marshalltown, was heading east toward Marshalltown when Bushman veered from his lane.

Both men attempted to avoid collision at the last minute and ended up in the same lane smashing into each other head-on, Long said. He said police are unsure why Bushman veered from his lane. There was no indication that alcohol was involved in the crash, but Long said an autopsy was scheduled for Monday.

Long said he did not anticipate any charges on Anderson, who suffered minor injuries but declined medical treatment. Anderson’s car has substantial front-end damage. Polk County Sheriff deputies will continue to investigate the crash.