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Update: Four More Arrested in Deadly July Crash (Photo) - 09/07/19

Update: Four More Arrested in Deadly July Crash

September 6, 2019

On Friday September 6, 2019, a grand jury indicted the driver of the Subaru Impreza, 20-year-old Bailey M. Reeves, of Beaverton. Mr. Reeves was booked into the Washington County Jail on the following charges:

  • Manslaughter in the first degree
  • Assault in the second degree
  • Injury hit-and-run (two counts)
  • Reckless driving

 

Mr. Reeves is being held on $250,000 bail.

The driver of the Chrysler, Alejandro Maldonado-Hernandez, was arrested on July 12 and was released on August 8 after posting bail. On August 27, investigators learned that Mr. Maldonado-Hernandez fled to Mexico to avoid prosecution, with the assistance of three people. Ernesto Garcia, 20, Alicia Scardina, 21, and Luis Maldonado-Hernandez, 28, were arrested on August 28 for hindering prosecution. 

Original release below:

On Friday, July 12th, 2019, at 1056 a.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to an injury crash near the intersection of SW Farmington Road and SW 153rd Avenue. When deputies arrived, they located a serious crash between a 2012 Chrysler 300 and a 2013 Ford Fusion.

Deputies learned that before the crash, two vehicles, the Chrysler 300 and a 2005 Subaru Impreza, were apparently racing at a high rate of speed eastbound on SW Farmington Road.  As the vehicles approached the intersection of SW 153rd Avenue, a 2013 Ford Fusion began turning onto SW Farmington Road. 

The Chrysler crashed into the Ford causing significant damage to both vehicles. The Subaru continued traveling eastbound but was stopped shortly after by a Beaverton Police Officer near Hwy 217 on SW Beaverton Hillsdale Highway. 

The driver of the Ford, Patrick Ator, was taken to a local hospital with severe injuries and his wife, Janace Ator who was in the front passenger seat, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver of the Chrysler, 20-year-old Alejandro Maldonado-Hernandez, was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.  After receiving medical attention, Alejandro was arrested and will be booked into the Washington County Jail for the following crimes:

  • Manslaughter in the second degree
  • Assault three
  • Reckless Driving

The investigation is ongoing, and additional charges may be added at a later time. 

Sheriff’s deputies are asking anyone with information related to this incident to please contact the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at (503) 629-0111.

Booking photo will be available for media once he is lodged in the Washington County Jail. 

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