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By Brandon Cline

Vehicular homicide case headed to trial


August 9, 2017

Brandon Cline


On Aug. 7, 24-year-old Cody Sallee pleaded not guilty to a Vehicular Homicide charge in the Klickitat County Superior Court. The case will now head to trial.

Sallee was arrested and charged with Vehicular Homicide on July 30, after a four-year-old child died in an ATV accident about nine miles west of Goldendale.

Sallee was allegedly doing “donuts” on an ATV with Robert Perkins—who was holding his own two children in his lap—in the passenger seat when it flipped over. The roll bar, which is supposed to limit the impact in the event of the ATV flipping over, apparently landed on the four-year-old’s head, pinning the child underneath the ATV.

According to co...

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