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Northwood woman who drove van in fatal crash loses license, fined

NORTHWOOD – A woman who was driving a mini-van last July that was involved in a crash that claimed the lives of two children has received fines and  a suspended driver’s license for her involvement in the incident.

Nicole Streets, now 23, of Northwood, who was driving the mini-van involved in the July 10th, 2012 crash, plead guilty to having no valid driver’s license and received a $200.00 fine plus court costs.  She also plead guilty to failure to obey a stop sign and because her action caused a death, she received an enhanced fine of $1100.00 and loss of her driver’s license for 180 days, per Iowa code 321.482A.

According to the Iowa State Patrol, Streets was driving a mini-van carrying several children headed to a canoe trip when she ran a stop sign near the intersection of Wheelerwood Road and Highway 9 (a few miles west of Manly) and collided with a semi-truck.

Streets was injured and transported to Mercy Hospital in Mason City. The driver of the semi-truck, Steven Broderson, age 59 of Manly, was injured as were four children from Northwood: Destiny Bruce, age 10; Jaela Parks, age 10; Maeghan Petznick, age 10; and Hailey Schaefer, age 11.

Cassidy Stehn, age 9, of Northwood and Hana Riedinger, age 12, of Kensett, Iowa, both died in the crash.

Streets also plead guilty in Floyd County District Court in 2011 to failing to obey a stop sign.


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