‘Street race’ kills innocent passenger in Beaverton


SW Farmington Road and 153rd Avenue closed

Alejandro Maldonado-Hernandez, 20, is charged with manslaughter after allegedly hitting this Ford and killing a front seat passenger, July 12, 2019 (Washington County Sheriff’s Office)

BEAVERTON, Ore. (KOIN) — A street race between a Chrysler 300 and a Subaru Impreza ended with one woman dead, one driver very seriously hurt and a 20-year-old arrested for manslaughter.

The crash on SW Farmington Road and 153rd Avenue happened just before 11 a.m., the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said. Investigators learned the 2 cars were eastbound and racing on SW Farmington Road.

As they came to the intersection with SW 153rd, a Ford Fusion turned onto Farmington. Authorities said the Chrysler slammed into the Ford while the Subaru kept going.

A car involved in a crash on SW Farmington Road, July 12, 2019. (WCSO)

The passenger in the Ford, Janace Ator, died at the scene from the crash. Her husband, Patrick Ator, was rushed to a local hospital for treatment of severe injuries.

The passenger in a Ford Fusion died when it turned onto SW Farmington Road at 153rd and was hit by a street racer, July 12, 2019 (Washington County Sheriff’s Office)

Alejandro Maldonado-Hernandez, who authorities said was driving the Chrysler, was treated for minor injuries at an area hospital. He was then arrested and taken to the Washington County Jail on charges of manslaughter, assault and reckless driving. More charges are possible, officials said.

The driver of the Subaru was stopped shortly after the crash by Beaverton police. No other information about that driver is available at this time.

Emergency responders at the scene of a ‘major crash’ near the intersection of SW Farmington Road and 153rd Avenue in Beaverton, July 12, 2019 (TVFR)

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