Milford Woman Charged With Homicide By Vehicle

A Milford woman has been charged in connection with a crash last June 10th in Osceola county that claimed the lives of a Spirit Lake man and his five-year-old son.

A criminal complaint filed in Osceola County District Court by the Iowa State Patrol charges Ann Vanderpool with two counts of homicide by vehicle…operating while intoxicated. Authorities say Vanderpool was driving a vehicle eastbound on highway nine near Sibley, and Travis Mier of Spirit Lake was westbound when the two collided.

Travis Mier was pronounced dead a short time later at Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley; his son Elliot died later at a Sioux Falls hospital.

A preliminary hearing for Vanderpool is set for March 15th in Osceola County District Court.

(Story from KUOO/KUQQ, Spirit Lake)