Lake Park Man Pleads Not Guilty To Vehicular Homicide Charge

Tue 4-6-2021

(Sibley)-- A Lake Park man charged in the July 18, 2020 death of a woman who was a passenger on a utility vehicle he was driving has pleaded not guilty to vehicular homicide.

48-year-old Christopher Bosma was charged in the death of 34-year-old Kelsie Sturm in the incident that took place near Harris. He's scheduled to on trial June 15th in Osceola County District Court.

Court documents say Bosma was participating in a poker ride that involved stops at bars in several towns. The documents say Bosma had admitted to drinking around 11:30 that morning. Investigators say at the time of the crash Bosma's blood alcohol content was between .190 and .220 percent.

According to a report from law enforcement, Bosma was making a turn when the vehicle suddenly accelerated, causing the UTV to tip onto its side, on top of Sturm.