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Samuel Castro-Muro faces criminal charges following a Nov. 17 crash in between Cornelius and Hillsboro.

COURTESY PHOTO: WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - One of the drivers involved in a Nov. 17 head-on crash in Washington County that left five injured and one dead has been arrested on manslaughter and assault charges, according to county law enforcement.The driver of one of the vehicles involved in a deadly head-on collision last month in between Cornelius and Hillsboro is facing criminal charges, including a count of second-degree manslaughter, the Washington County Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday, Dec. 5.

Samuel Castro-Muro, 38, a resident of Forest Grove, was reportedly arrested Wednesday by sheriff's deputies. He faces four counts of third-degree assault, five counts of reckless endangering, and reckless driving and second-degree criminal mischief charges, in addition to the charge of manslaughter.

Al Hera Islam, a 25-year-old New Jersey resident, was fatally injured in the Nov. 17 crash.

Crash investigators concluded that Castro-Muro's vehicle, a 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat, crossed the center median while driving westbound on Highway 8 near its intersection with Northwest 341st Avenue. The Dodge, in which Castro-Muro had a single passenger, struck an eastbound 2003 Honda Accord with four people inside.

All six people involved in the crash were hospitalized with injuries. Islam, who had been a passenger in the Honda, died at the hospital.

Castro-Muro was booked into the Washington County Jail but has since been released on bail, according to the Sheriff's Office.


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