An Oconto County woman has been charged with three counts of homicide by negligent driving in connection with a traffic crash that killed her husband and two friends.
Thelma “Dolly” Yashinsky, 84, of Lena, could face a prison sentence of more than 30 years if convicted of all charges stemming from an October 2015 crash just east of Oconto Falls.
Killed in the crash were Edward Yashinsky, 91, the defendant’s husband, and two friends, Grace Hyland, 89, and Leora Raisler, 96, both of Oconto Falls.
According to a criminal complaint, Thelma Yashinsky was driving the car when she failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with another vehicle at the intersection of state Highway 22 and County Road I in the town of Oconto Falls. The incident occurred about 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24, 2015.
Thelma Yashinsky and two people in the other vehicle were injured in the incident.