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GoFundMe created for victims of Muscatine County crash

The organizer of the fundraiser sold their home to the Lubanda family back in 2020.

MUSCATINE COUNTY, Iowa — Three people are dead after an afternoon car crash in rural Muscatine County Sunday afternoon, according to the sheriff's office.

The call came in around 2:25 p.m. The Muscatine County Sheriff's Office, Iowa State Patrol and several other first responders arrived to find the vehicles in a field northeast of the Highway 38 and 155th Street intersection. 

The vehicles involved included a 2019 Toyota Highlander and a Dodge Ram. Seven people were in the Highlander and two were in the Ram. 

The crash report from the Iowa State Patrol says the Highlander was traveling eastbound on 155th Street as the Ram was traveling northbound on Highway 38. The Highlander failed to stop at the stop sign and was struck by the Ram. 

As of Sunday night, three people have died from their injuries. The Muscatine County Medical Examiner's Office identified the victims as: 

  • Sidonie O Lubanda, 47, of North Liberty, Iowa.
  • Petronele N Bolombelo, 63, of Coralville, Iowa. 
  • Sophie K Matand, 58, Iowa City, Iowa.

The ME office says celebration of life services will be held at Gay and Ciha Funeral Home in Iowa City. 

The other six were transported by either ground ambulance or helicopter to nearby hospitals for their injuries. Authorities did not identify the injured. 

Friends of Sidonie Lubanda have set up a GoFundMe account to accept donations for the survivors of the crash.

Donations for the family can also be made to any Green State Credit Union in Iowa under the "Lubanda Family Funeral" account.

The sheriff's office will release more information about this crash as it's made available.

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