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Woman held for trial in fatal crash

on February 06, 2014 10:30 AM

KANE (AP) — A northwestern Pennsylvania woman has been bound over for trial on charges that she was under the influence of prescription medicine when she caused a head-on crash that killed six people.

The Bradford Era reported that Kane District Judge David Engman ruled Wednesday at a preliminary hearing for Kathleen Douglas, 37, of Kane. She’s charged with six counts of homicide by vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance.

Police allege Douglas had high levels of the prescription drug clonazepam in her blood when the Aug. 31 crash occurred on U.S Route 219 in the Allegheny National Forest.

Authorities say Douglas’ sport utility vehicle crossed the centerline and hit an approaching car, killing her 12-year-old daughter, her 6-year-old nephew and the four adults in the other car.

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