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Woman pleads guilty in Humboldt County crash that killed a 12-year-old

Trisha Luthro
Trisha Luthro

It happened in September 2017.

Posted: Dec 3, 2018 4:51 PM
Updated: Dec 3, 2018 8:18 PM

DAKOTA CITY, Iowa – A guilty plea is entered in a deadly Humboldt County collision.

Trisha Dawn Luthro, 41 of Badger, pleaded guilty Monday to homicide by vehicle for a crash on September 24, 2017. Authorities say Luthro was driving drunk, crossed the center line on Highway 3 in Humboldt, and hit Kevin Paul Ahlstrom of Dakota City head on.

Luthro and Ahlstrom were both seriously hurt in the crash.  Ahlstrom's 12-year-old son was killed.

Luthro’s sentencing is now set for January 22, 2019.

Correction:  A previous version of the story identified the deceased as Luthro's 12-year-old son.

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