Tuesday, June 24, 2014 | NEWS
Clear Lake woman dies in two-vehicle collision
POLK COUNTY - A 41-year-0ld Clear Lake woman lost her life in a two-vehicle accident last Friday, June 20, in the Town of Clear Lake.
Laura Marie Van Der Veken was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which occurred at approximately 8:05 a.m.
According to a Polk County Sheriff's report, Van Der Veken was driving a 1990 Buick Park Avenue westbound on County Line Avenue at County Line Street when she entered the intersection from a stop sign into the path of a northbound 2012 Chrysler Town & Country van driven by Michelle L. Bodsberg, 41, of Downing. Wis.
Bodsberg received minor injuries in the crash and was transported by ambulance. She was accompanied in her vehicle by her two minor children who were not injured in the crash.
The crash remains under investigation by the Polk County Sheriff's and Polk County Medical Examiner's offices.
This was the fourth fatal crash in Polk County in 2014, resulting in the deaths of five people, according to Sheriff Pete Johnson. - Gary King