Press Release - Fatal MVA 7/19/2020
On Sunday, July 19, 2020 at approximately 12:05 am, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a 911 report of a motor vehicle accident on Baxter Avenue in approximately the 1500 blk, north of Jesup. According to the preliminary investigation, a 2007 Dodge Charger operated by Robyn Reaves, 35, of Oelwein, was traveling along Baxter Avenue when she lost control of the vehicle, entered the ditch and struck a culvert. One fatality has been confirmed. 9-year-old Ace Reaves died as a result of injuries sustained in the accident. Another passenger, Lyker Reaves, 6, was transported by air ambulance the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City with unspecified injuries. Robyn Reaves was also transported from the scene to Allen Hospital in Waterloo with unspecified injuries.
At this time, the crash remains under investigation by the Iowa State Patrol and Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office. The Jesup Police Department, Independence Police Department, Fairbank Fire Department, Fairbank Ambulance, Jesup Ambulance and Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene.