PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A Portland woman was arrested Thursday after investigators determined that she was driving under the influence of intoxicants during a fatal single-car crash in the Powell-Gilbert neighborhood last month, Portland police announced.
Patricia Reyes-Castro, 33, was charged with second-degree manslaughter, DUII and reckless driving. She was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center.
According to police, Reyes-Castro was driving a white 2020 Hyundai Veloster near Southeast 135th Avenue and Southeast Holgate Boulevard on Oct. 18 when she failed to “negotiate a right turn” and ended up striking a tree.
The passenger in her car was found dead at the scene, while Reyes-Castro suffered injuries and was taken to a hospital, authorities said.
Officials identified the passenger who died as 27-year-old Portland man Jose Luis Garcia-Macedo — Portland Police Bureau said they incorrectly stated in the original release that the passenger was female.
“Alcohol intoxication is believed to be a factor in the crash,” PPB said.