Charges Filed Against Milford Woman In Connection With Crash Last Year That Claimed The Lives Of A Spirit Lake Man And His Son

Tue 3-6-2018

            (Sibley)-- A Milford woman has been charged in connection with a crash back on June 10th of last year in Osceola county that claimed the lives of a Spirit Lake man and his 5-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 9 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 1:30 pm March 15th in Osceola County District Court.