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News Release
Patricia Marie Deangelis Convicted of Criminally Negligent Homicide in Deadly Crash (Photo) - 10/12/21

HILLSBORO, Ore.- On October 8, 2021, a Washington County jury convicted Patricia Marie Deangelis of criminally negligent homicide. Deputy District Attorney Matt Wise prosecuted the defendant before Judge Ramón Pagán. 

On November 25, 2019, the defendant was operating a commercial dump truck when she ran a red light and collided with a vehicle at the intersection of Southeast Baseline Street and South First Avenue in Hillsboro, Oregon. A passenger in the second vehicle later died as a result of her injuries.

Investigators with the Hillsboro Police Department and the Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) responded to the scene. Using video depicting the crash and other investigative methods, they determined the traffic signal at the intersection in question was red in the direction of travel for Ms. Deangelis for more than seven seconds prior to the collision. The defendant, who was previously convicted of driving with drugs or a metabolite in her system stemming from a 2007 case in Arizona, told investigators that she swerved to avoid a separate collision prior to this crash and was distracted as a result. 

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office wishes to acknowledge the work of Hillsboro police and CART on this case. This office also sends its sympathies to the victim’s family and loved ones. 

A sentencing hearing is scheduled for December 6, 2021. 

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