YAMHILL COUNTY, OR (September 20, 2022) - Oregon State Police is reporting that on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at approximately 11:14 AM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Highway 221 near milepost 11.
The preliminary investigation revealed a northbound Chevrolet Malibu, operated by Javier De Jesus Antonio, (31) of Salem, drifted onto the shoulder of the roadway while negotiating a curve and lost control of the vehicle.
The vehicle slid across southbound lanes and struck several trees.
Passengers in the Chevrolet:
- Brando Segundo De Jesus (21) sustained fatal injuries after being ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced deceased.
- Amador Alvaro (25) of Salem and Adolfo Xicalhua-Xicalhua (20) of Salem were transported to area hospitals with serious injuries.
- Gerardo De Santos, (28) of Salem was uninjured and released from the scene
Javier De Jesus Antonio was arrested and lodged in the Yamhill County Jail on charges of:
- DUII – Alcohol
- Reckless Driving
- Reckless Endangering X4
- Assault III X2
- Manslaughter 2
A BAC of .13% was obtained four hours after the crash.
Highway 221 was affected for approximately 6 hours.
OSP was assisted by Yamhill County Sheriff's Office, Polk County Sheriff's Office, Salem Fire Department, Falck Ambulance and ODOT.