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Teen was charged with manslaughter, assault, reckless driving and DUII, police say.

COURTESY PHOTO: KOIN 6 NEWS - The scene of the early Wednesday, April 27, crash.A Washington County jury charged the driver in a {obj:63093:fatal Beaverton crash} on Wednesday, April 27, with manslaughter, assault, reckless driving and a DUII.

Police say 18-year-old Xavier Denzel Rodriguez was released from a local hospital Friday morning, May 27, and taken into custody by detectives from the Beaverton Police Department.

He was arraigned on two counts of first-degree manslaughter, two counts of second-degree manslaughter, three counts of second-degree assault, reckless driving and DUII that afternoon at the Washington County Courthouse in Hillsboro, a news release said.

Rodriguez, who police named as the driver on May 10, was indicted by a Washington County jury earlier in the month for the charges.

Police said an initial investigation of the April 27 crash showed Rodriguez ran a red light at Southwest Tualatin Valley Highway and Murray Boulevard, crashing into the driver's side of a Washington County patrol car.

The vehicle had four other occupants, police said — all students at Southridge High School. Two passengers, 17-year-old Matthew Amaya and 16-year-old Juan Pablo Pacheco Aguilera, died at the scene.

The Washington County Deputy, Michael Trotter, and two passengers, 15-year-old Sky Korbut and 15-year-old James Thompson, were transported to local hospitals after the crash in critical condition.

GoFundMe pages have been set up for the survivors and the families of Amaya and Aguilera.


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