Driver in Dec. 21 fatal crash charged with manslaughter, DUII
A Woodburn woman who was in the driver's seat on Dec. 21 when her vehicle crashed into a tree in rural Clackamas County, killing one of her passengers, is now facing numerous charges, including manslaughter.
Alejandra Bartolo, 23, is being charged with second-degree manslaughter, two counts of fourth-degree assault, driving under the influence of intoxicants, reckless driving, and recklessly endangering another person. Second-degree manslaughter is a Measure 11 crime, meaning a mandatory minimum sentence will be applied if Bartolo is convicted. The mandatory minimum sentence for second-degree manslaughter is six years and three months.
Around 1:20 a.m. Friday, Dec. 21, first responders were dispatched to Highway 211 near South Palmer Road in Clackamas County on a report of a southbound Mitsubishi Gallant having hit a tree by the road. No other vehicles were involved.
A passenger, Osiel Ancelmo Miguel, 26, died at the scene from injuries.
Bartolo, and passenger Arturo Bartolo Aparicio, 21, were transported by ambulance to Oregon Health & Science University for treatment of injuries. Passenger Gonzalo Rodriguez-Alvarez, 24, was transported to the hospital by Life Flight.
All four are Woodburn residents. According to friends, Bartolo and Ancelmo Miguel were married and have two children. They also said that Bartolo has a broken jaw, ribs and a few fractures from the crash.
A GoFundMe page has been set up by friends of Ancelmo Miguel to help pay for funeral costs and to take care of his family. The page, which has $1,330 raised out of a requested $50,000 goal, can be viewed at www.gofundme.com/osielanselmo.
Bartolo was charged on Dec. 24. An arraignment is scheduled for 2 p.m. Dec. 31. Bartolo is lodged in Clackamas County Jail on a $250,000 bond.