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Lewiston woman risks 15 years after violating probation in fatal crash

A Lewiston woman may be sent to prison for as long as 15 years after admitting in State Supreme Court Thursday that she violated the terms of her probation in connection with a fatal crash in 2013.

Taylor J. Clause, 22, of Walmore Road, admitted that she missed four appointments with her probation officer this year.

Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. scheduled resentencing for Dec. 15. Clause pleaded guilty in April 2014 to first-degree vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated.

Clause's car struck a utility pole on Walmore Road on the Tuscarora Indian Reservation May 19, 2013. The car rolled over several times, and passenger Jasmin P. Dubuc, 19, of Niagara Falls, was ejected and killed. A wrongful death lawsuit by Dubuc's parents against Clause was settled for $750,000 earlier this year.


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