Trial date set for Canby resident in manslaughter case
A Woodburn High School graduate has been granted a speedy trial after her Monday arraignment in Clackamas County Court for charges of manslaughter and DUII.
An April 13 court date has been set for Vasilissa Kuzmin, 20, of Canby, who faces two counts of second-degree manslaughter and one count of driving under the influence of intoxicants.
Kuzmin is alleged to have been driving on Barlow Road in rural Clackamas County the night of Feb. 15 when her car struck another vehicle head on, burning up the other car and killing its two occupants.
The occupants were later identified as Naylor C. Joles, 65, of Oregon City, who was the driver, and Robert Lough, 58, of Mount Angel.
Kuzmin was transported to Oregon Health and Science University for treatment of injuries. Kuzmin's blood was drawn and tested for alcohol content, and OHSU staff reported her blood had an alcohol content of 0.21 percent, nearly three times the legal limit of 0.08 percent.
Kuzmin was booked into Clackamas County Jail on charges that include second-degree manslaughter and DUII.
Second-degree manslaughter is considered a Measure 11 crime in Oregon, which means if Kuzmin is convicted, she could face a sentence of at least six years and three months.