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Clear Lake woman killed in crash

BALSAM LAKE, Wis. (POLK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE) -- On June 20th, 2014 at 8:05 A.M the Polk County Sheriff's Office was notified of a 2 vehicle crash with injuries at the intersection of County Line Avenue and County Line Street in Clear Lake Township.

Deputies investigating this crash determined that Michelle L. Bodsberg (41) of Downing WI was traveling northbound on County Line Street in a 2012 Chrysler Town & Country van when she struck a 1990 Buick Park Avenue being operated by Laura Marie Van Der Veken (49) of Clear Lake who was westbound on County Line Avenue after the Van Der Veken vehicle entered the intersection from a stop sign into the path of the Bodsberg vehicle.

Bodsberg received minor injuries in the crash and was transported by ambulance. Bodsberg was accompanied in her vehicle by her two minor children who were not injured in the crash. Laura Marie Van Der Veken was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Polk County Deputy Medical Examiner.

This crash remains under investigation by the Polk County Sheriff's and Medical Examiners Offices.


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