DRIVER ARRESTED AFTER FATAL CRASH ON HIGHWAY 221 IN YAMHILL COUNTY, OREGON

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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
  • Coercion
  • 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.

 

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