Officials: Teen Driving Farm Machinery Didn't Stop in Crash that Killed Stromsburg Woman

By: Joe McHale Email
By: Joe McHale Email
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STROMSBURG, Neb. -- Cross County High School sent its condolences after learning the tragic news that 20-year-old Lindsay Larson died over the weekend.

In a Facebook post the school district wrote, "The staff and families at Cross County Community Schools sends our heartfelt sympathy to the Lindsay Larson family."

10/11 News spoke with friends of Lindsay who said she was a wonderful person. Her younger sister is one of three other siblings to Lindsay and said everybody loved her.

According to the Central Community College webpage, Lindsay was an athlete where she played both softball and basketball. The CCC website has Larson listed as a sophomore from Stromsburg.

According to the Polk County Attorney, around 4:30 p.m. Saturday, 17-year-old Steven Bader of Gresham was driving a self propelled corn tassel chopper north on road “I” located in Polk County. Lindsay Larson was driving a car west on road 125. The chopper struck Lindsay’s car while it was in the intersection of roads “I” and 125. Lindsay died as result of the crash. According to a news release from the Polk County Attorney, Bader apparently failed to stop at a stop sign. The crash is still under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office of Polk County, Nebraska.

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