Driver Charged In Fatal DUI Crash

posted by Brad Ford - 

Two men were killed in a crash in Clackamas County Thursday night.

Investigators say Vailissa Kuzman was driving on South Barlow Road near South Barnards Road when she drifted onto the shoulder, over corrected and hit an oncoming car head on.

The car that was hit caught fire. Bystanders tried to save the two men who were inside, but they died in the fire.

Kuzmin was transported by Canby Fire to Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) for treatment of injuries suffered during the collision. 

During the treatment Kuzmin's blood was drawn and tested for alcohol content. OHSU staff reported Kuzmin had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.21%. A motorist will fail a DUII field test if their BAC reading is 0.08% or higher. 

KATU reports the two men killed in the crash are identified as Naylor Joels and Bob Lough.

Kuzmin is now in Clackamas County Jail, booked on charges that include Manslaughter II (multiple counts), Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants and DUII -- Alcohol. Bail is set at $250,000. 

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