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Old Jun 19, 2016, 05:19 PM   #1
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McMinnville Street Racing Crash

This is why you don't street race. Hopefully the drivers weren't members on this forum.

Second man arrested in McMinnville speed-driving crash that killed 1, injured 3

A second driver has been arrested on reckless driving, manslaughter and assault charges after two speed-racing Mitsubishi cars caused a May 4 fatal collision that seriously injured three other people, Oregon State Police said Sunday.

Jeremy G. Hopper II, 24, of Amity was arrested Sunday, police said. Back in May, police say, he was driving a 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer that went out of control, crossed Highway 99W north of McMinnville and ran almost head-on into an oncoming Honda Odyssey van, killing its driver.

Hopper faces the same charges -- first-degree manslaughter, first-degree assault and reckless driving -- as his fellow racer, Andrew R.D. Olsen, 22, of Lafayette, police said. Olson, who was arrested Saturday, was driving a 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer that night and remained at the scene after the crash.

Claudio Martinez Marquez, 43, of McMinnville was driving the Odyssey and died at the scene. His son, Linfield College student Efrain Martinez, raised funds to transport his father's body to Mexico for the funeral.

Andrew Olsen was arrested Saturday and charged with reckless driving and manslaughter after a fatal May 4 crash. Olsen's Mitsubishi did not collide with any other vehicle but he is alleged to have contributed to the collision between two other vehicles by speeding northbound on Highway 99 W near McMinnville.
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Passengers in the Odyssey and Hopper's Mitsubishi also were seriously injured, police reported.

Bonifacio Martinez Garcia, 33, of McMinnville was riding with Martinez Marquez and was transported to a hospital with serious injuries after the crash.

Natasha Fisher, 18, of McMinnville was riding with Hopper and had to be transported by air ambulance to a Portland hospital with critical injuries.

The crash occurred slightly before 9 p.m. on a Wednesday evening.

-- Betsy Hammond
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Old Jun 19, 2016, 05:44 PM   #2
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I hope they get the book thrown at them, so they can serve as an example to others.
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Ya I remember when this happened listening to it in the radio at work shaking my head thinking here i am looking for a nice evo and these idiots get to drive like *** hats and kill someone
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