A mental-health evaluation has been ordered in the case of a Twin Falls woman charged with the death of a Bellevue woman in a fatal car accident near Timmerman Junction in southern Blaine County last August. The mental-health evaluation was ordered on May 7, nearly nine months after the head-on, two-car collision on state Highway 75.
Kaytlyn A. Graefe, 20, was charged in January with three misdemeanors stemming from the accident—possession of controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia and vehicular manslaughter—after an investigation of the accident by the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office. On Jan. 25, Graefe pleaded not guilty to all three charges.
A jury trial, which was scheduled for May 16, has been vacated, according to court records, and has been reset for June 27, following a pretrial conference on June 10.
According to a probable-cause affidavit from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office, Graefe crossed the center line and collided with the second vehicle. Georgine J. Ubence, 37, was ejected from her vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. During inventory of Graefe’s vehicle, an altered Red Bull can with burnt marijuana residue and two bags of green leafy substance, later confirmed to be marijuana, were found, the report states.