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Woman Charged with Vehicular Homicide After August Domestic Dispute Turns Deadly

Trinity M. Klein was charged in December with vehicular homicide while under the influence, stemming from the death of Jakob Allen Washburn in mid-August. Klein is currently 19, Washburn was 24 at the time of his death.

The crime reportedly occurred during a domestic dispute between the two. Klein has been described as Washburn’s girlfriend at the time.

Court records show deputies and ambulance services responded on August 15 around 8 PM to reports of a motor vehicle crash on First Street in Whitehall. Upon arrival, deputies observed an injured man lying on his back under a flatbed gooseneck t...


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