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Posted on: January 25, 2019

Press Release – Arrest Made in Timmerman Fatality Crash from August 19, 2018

Kaytlyn Graefe

On Thursday January 24, 2019, Kaytlyn A. Graefe, age 20 of Shoshone, Idaho, was arrested on a Blaine County warrant for Vehicular Manslaughter,

pursuant to Idaho Code 18-4006(3)(c), Possession of a Controlled Substance, pursuant to Idaho Code 37-2732(c)(3) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, pursuant to Idaho Code 37-2732A(1), all three misdemeanors. Graefe was arrested by the Shoshone Police Department and booked into the Blaine County Detention Center Thursday evening on a $75,000 bond.

The criminal charges against Graefe involve a two vehicle crash on August 19, 2018 on State Highway 75, south of the US Highway 20 junction near Timmerman Hill. The collision occurred when Graefe, who was travelling southbound on State Highway 75 in a white 2013 Chevrolet Sonic, crossed over the center line, into the northbound lane. Graefe’s vehicle struck a black 1989 Jeep Wrangler, driven by Javier Ubence, age 45 of Bellevue, Idaho. His passenger and wife, Georgina J. Ubence, age 37 of Bellevue, Idaho, died at the scene from her injuries. 

The Blaine County Sheriff’s Office submitted the investigation to the Blaine County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and based upon the findings of the investigation the charges were determined. 

Blaine County Sheriff Steve Harkins said, “We are aware there has been a lot of public interest in this case, but these type of investigations require an extensive amount of time and detail to complete. We gather all the facts and evidence from lab results, search warrants, witness statements, and accident scene reconstruction before we forward any investigation to the Prosecuting Attorney.  

Sheriff Steve Harkins

Posted January 25, 2019 9:45 a.m.

CONTACT:    Holly Carter – Blaine County Sheriff’s Office (208) 788-5536    End.### 

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