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Vasilissa Kuzmin will stand trial in September for alleged killing of two men in car crash

COURTESY PHOTO: CLACKAMAS COUNTY JAIL - Vasilissa KuzminThe trial of Canby resident and Woodburn High School graduate Vasilissa Kuzmin, 20, on DUII and manslaughter charges has been rescheduled for Sept. 19.

Kuzmin, who faces two counts of second-degree manslaughter and one count of driving under the influence of intoxicants, had originally been granted a speedy trial in April.

She is alleged to have been driving on Barlow Road in Clackamas County the night of Feb. 15 when her car struck another vehicle head on. The other car caught fire and its two occupants died in the flames.

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 & 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 carries a minimum sentence of six years and three months.

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