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Klamath Falls woman arrested on manslaughter, DUII charges after fatal collision

(Courtesy: Klamath Falls Police)

A Klamath Falls woman is facing multiple charges, including manslaughter and DUII, after hitting two motorcycles with her vehicle, leaving one man dead, another in the hospital with major injuries, and two more with non-life threatening injuries.

Klamath Falls Police Department responded to a fatal traffic collision Thursday evening at the corner of S. 6th Street and E. Main Street.

Brenda Tobin, 46, was driving her Ford truck on S. 6th Street, when she turned left on E. Main Street, into the path of two oncoming motorcycles. Terry Maxwell, a 37-year-old Bonanza resident, was driving one motorcycle with Amanda Harris, a 23-year-old Klamath Falls resident, as his passenger. Maxwell collided with the right rear side of Tobin's truck, which instantly caught fire. Maxwell died on impact. Harris was first taken to Sky Lakes Medical Center, and then later transferred to Saint Charles Medical Center in Bend, Ore.


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Kendall Kelly, a 41-year-old Henderson, NV resident, was driving the second motorcycle which hit Maxwell's motorcycle - causing him to lose control and crash as well. Kelly, and his passenger, Bonanza resident Justina Gomez, 39, were both taken to Sky Lakes Medical Center where they are being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Tobin, and the three other passengers in her car were uninjured. Police found Tobin to be under the influence of intoxicants. She was first taken to Sky Lakes Medical Center before she was later lodged at Klamath County Jail. She is being held on charges of Manslaughter I, Assault I, two counts of Assault III, three counts of Reckless Endangerment, and DUII.

Deb Burton, Harris' aunt, has created a GoFundMe to help with funeral services and cremation costs.

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