Lake Park Man Faces 10-Year Prison Term After 2020 Fatal Accident

Sibley, Iowa — A Lake Park man faces a ten-year prison sentence in connection with the death of a Lake Park woman in July of 2020.

Court documents say 50-year-old Christopher Michael Bosma had entered not guilty pleas to one count of Vehicular Homicide-Intoxication, a Class B Felony; and one count of Vehicular Homicide-Reckless Driving, a Class C Felony, in the death of 34-year-old Kelsie Sturm of Lake Park. But he changed his plea in a plea agreement and the charge of Vehicular Homicide-Intoxication was dismissed.

Authorities say in the late afternoon of July 18, 2020, Bosma was the driver of a Polaris Ranger 900XP that was eastbound on the Ed Winkel Memorial Trail and turned north onto Warbler Avenue and allegedly accelerated recklessly causing Sturm, a passenger, to be ejected from the vehicle. Sturm later died of her injuries.



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