PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Four more people were arrested in connection with a street racing crash that killed an innocent woman in Beaverton on July 12 — the driver of the other racing car and three people for hindering prosecution.
That day, a street race between a Chrysler 300 and a Subaru Impreza on SW Farmington Road and 153rd Avenue happened just before 11 a.m. 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. The Chrysler slammed into the Ford while the Subaru kept going.
The crash killed Janace Ator, who was a passenger in the Fusion driven by her husband, Patrick. He was rushed to a local hospital for treatment of severe injuries.
Alejandro Maldonado-Hernandez, 20, who authorities said was driving the Chrysler, was arrested and charged with manslaughter, assault and reckless driving.
The Subaru driver, 20-year-old Bailey M. Reeves of Beaverton, was indicted Friday and booked into the Washington County Jail for manslaughter, assault, reckless driving and 2 counts of hit-and-run with injury. He’s being held on $250,000 bail.
Sometime between posting bail on August 8 and August 27, Maldonado-Hernandez fled to Mexico to avoid prosecution, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said.
The three people accused of helping him get away are Ernesto Garcia, 20, Alicia Scardina, 21, and 28-year-old Luis Maldonado-Hernandez. They are charged with hindering prosecution.
It is unclear at this writing where Alejandro Maldonado-Hernandez is.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 503.629.0111.