Man charged with manslaughter, DUII, hit and run after fatal 99E crash
A man is in Marion County Jail without bail after allegedly driving drunk, causing a crash that killed a 77-year-old woman and then fleeing the scene Monday morning.
Oregon State Police reported that they arrested Luis Herrera Alvarez, 41, after responding to the hit and run crash on Monday, Nov. 26 at about 7:30 a.m.
The investigation revealed that Herrera Alvarez was driving a Chrysler PT Cruiser northbound on HWY 99E when he struck a Subaru Impreza that was stopped on Howell Prairie Road, per state police.
The driver of the Impreza, Tatiana Reutov-Skorohodoff, 23, of Salem, was waiting to turn southbound onto HWY 99E, police say. Her car was then pushed into a Chevrolet Malibu, driven by Jasmin Cortes-Garcia, 23, of Mt. Angel, that was also stopped on Howell Prairie Rd. waiting to turn northbound onto the highway.
One of the passengers in the Impreza, Vaselisa Reutov, 77, was transported to a hospital, where she later died from her injuries sustained in the crash.
Herrera Alvarez fled the scene on foot, police say, and was later located on Boones Ferry Road. According to police, his blood alcohol content was at .17, more than twice the legal limit.
Herrera Alvarez was arrested and booked into Marion County Jail on charges of driving under the influence, reckless driving and hit and run, state police reported. The state police also said they referred the case to Marion County District Attorney's Office for consideration of additional charges against Herrera Alvarez.
Currently, Herrera Alvarez sits in jail with 14 charges against him, including manslaughter, driving under the influence of intoxicants, reckless driving, hit and run and giving false information to police, according to Marion County Jail booking information.