- Associated Press - Thursday, September 17, 2015

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - Court records show a Bellingham man accused of crashing his vehicle into four high school students and fatally injuring two in Washington state had no drugs in his system at the time.

The Bellingham Herald reports (https://goo.gl/96CVOS) court documents filed Wednesday show a blood sample taken from 34-year-old William Jeffery Klein revealed no drugs in his system when his SUV killed two teens and injured two others on June 10 in Ferndale, a town near the Canadian border.

Prosecutors have alleged that Klein has said he fell asleep at the wheel and also acknowledged regular marijuana use, although he said he hadn’t smoked any that day.

Eighteen-year-old Shane Ormiston and 15-year-old Gabriel Anderson died at the scene. Seventeen-year-olds Michael Brewster and Kole Randall were injured.

Klein had his 3-year-old son with him. Neither was injured.

Klein has been charged with two counts of vehicular homicide and two counts of vehicular assault.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide