Ore. teen convicted in post-rave crash

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) – An Astoria, Ore., teenager who was behind the wheel in a head-on crash on U.S. Highway 26 last summer has been convicted of assault and driving under the influence of intoxicants.

The Daily Astorian newspaper reports 19-year-old Samuel Kitto is scheduled to be sentenced April 1.

Kitto was returning from a rave when his vehicle struck a car driven by Karen Anderson of Eugene, a law school student traveling with her mother on their way back from Cannon Beach.

Kitto and two of his three passengers were seriously injured. Anderson’s mother, Audrey Zibelman, was so seriously hurt that a surgical team had to be flown in from Portland.

Zibelman is chairwoman of the New York State Public Service Commission. She told jurors she has undergone 14 surgeries.

Information from: The Daily Astorian, http://www.dailyastorian.com

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