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Hearing is slated for driver in 6-fatality crash

January 17, 2014

Photo by Ted Lutz Kathy Douglas (center) of Kane, the alleged drug-influenced driver in a horrific six-fatality traffic accident Aug. 31, is led Thursday into the McKean County Courthouse for her appearance in Central Court. The escorts include McKean County Sheriff's Department Deputies Tim McClain (left) and Julia Brechtel (right).

SMETHPORT – A preliminary hearing for the alleged drug-influenced driver in a six-fatality traffic accident is tentatively scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27 before Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman.
The driver-- Kathleen S. Douglas, 37, of Kane-- is charged with manslaughter in the horrific accident Aug. 31 on Route 219 near Lantz Corners.
Douglas faces 35 charges, including 15 felonies linked with the accident that killed her 12-year-old daughter, Olivia, her 6-year-old nephew Jarrett Costanzo of Kane and four members of a St. Marys family. 

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