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News Release
Fatal Crash on Hwy 221-Yamhill County - 09/20/22

On Saturday, September 17, 2022 at approximately 11:14 AM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 221 near milepost 11.

Preliminary investigation revealed a northbound Chevrolet Malibu, operated by Javier De Jesus Antonio, (31) of Salem, drifted onto the shoulder of the roadway while negotiating a curve and lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle slid across southbound lanes and struck several trees. 

Passengers in the Chevrolet: 

  • Brando Segundo De Jesus (21) sustained fatal injuries after being ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced deceased. 
  • Amador Alvaro (25) of Salem and Adolfo Xicalhua-Xicalhua (20) of Salem were transported to area hospitals with serious injuries. 
  • Gerardo De Santos, (28) of Salem was uninjured and released from the scene

Javier De Jesus Antonio was arrested and lodged in the Yamhill County Jail on charges of DUII – Alcohol, Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangering X4, Coercion, Assault III X2, and Manslaughter 2. A BAC of .13% was obtained four hours after the crash. 

Hwy 221 was affected for approximately 6 hours. 

OSP was assisted by Yamhill County Sheriff's Office, Polk County Sheriff's Office, Salem Fire Department, Falck Ambulance and ODOT.

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