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EXCLUSIVE: Video released of fatal Holmen crash

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News 19 obtained exclusive surveillance video of the fatal car crash on Sand Lake Road in Holmen in August.

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The Holmen Police Department says a private citizen offered the surveillance video that captured the crash. 

According to witnesses, 34-year-old Corey Bolstad was traveling southbound on Sand Lake Road just before 7:00 p.m. on August 7 when he was involved in several hit and run crashes. When he attempted to pass 65-year-old Rebecca Berndt, the criminal complaint states he clipped her back end, causing her to roll several times before coming to a rest on the side of the road. 

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Holmen Police gave Berndt's family the opportunity to see the video before it was released. 

Holmen Police Chief Shane Collins says private surveillance video can make a world of difference when accidents like these go to trial.

"You know when you get camera footage, like this from this accident, it was a private citizen who has private security cameras outside of his business, any video evidence can enhance the prosecution of the case."

Bolstad later struck a home on Hope Court after colliding with Berndt. Police officers testified they found a small bag of heroin and several used needles inside of Bolstad's truck.

Court records revealed that a blood draw indicated amphetamine, methamphetamine and heroin in Bolstad's system at the time of the crash.

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