Police seeking alcohol source in death

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Gazette Staff
January 24, 2008
— Police are trying to determine how a 19-year-old Janesville woman got the alcohol that apparently contributed to her death in a traffic accident early Saturday morning.

Kelsie R. Kingslien was killed when the sport-utility she was driving ran off Afton Road and hit a tree about 1 a.m. Saturday.

A passenger—Jennifer Voegeli of Janesville—was in fair condition Wednesday afternoon at University Hospital in Madison.

Kingslien’s blood-alcohol concentration was reported to be 0.15, almost twice the state’s legal threshold for intoxication.

Kingslien had been convicted once of drunken driving and several times of underage drinking, according to electronic court records.

Both patrol officers and detectives are seeking information about where and how Kingslien got the alcohol, Lt. Tim Hiers said Wednesday.

If police find that someone procured alcohol for Kingslien or sold it to her, he or she could be ticketed for it.

Voegeli was wearing a seatbelt; Kingslien was not, police reported.

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