Police: DUI driver killed man who was walking to work

Jonathan Dominguez Esquivel, 22, was pronounced dead at the hospital

KOIN 6 News Staff - FOREST GROVE, Ore. (KOIN) --- A 22-year-old Forest Grove man was killed Saturday night when an alleged drunk driver crashed into him as he was walking to work.

The crash happened around 10:40 p.m. on the 3400 block of Pacific Avenue.

Jonathan Dominguez Esquivel was walking to his job at Safeway when he was hit by 27-year-old Bethany Lumber, according to Forest Grove Police Dept.

Officers who arrived on the scene found Esquivel in a ditch with critical injuries. He was taken to Legacy Emanuel Hospital via Life Flight but, despite extensive life-saving efforts by paramedics, he was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Police spotted Lumber and the car just 100 yards east of the crash, along with a damaged mailbox. She allegedly showed signs of intoxication at the time.

Lumber was arrested for second-degree manslaughter, criminal mischief and DUII.

The investigation continues.


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