Two girls were hit by cars along Southwest Farmington Road in separate accidents Thursday, and one of them died of her injuries.
Kylie Hornych, 11, was playing in her front yard when she was struck and killed. She was a 5th grade student at Chehalem Elementary School in Beaverton. The school district planned to have its Tragedy Response Team at the school Friday to help students and staff.
The second girl, Janae Doby, 17, was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.
Although both accidents happened within an hour and one mile of each other, they involved different drivers.
According to the Washington County Sheriff's Office, Hornych was hit by a 2007 Toyota Prius driven by David Herman, 59, of Hillsboro. Deputies were called to Southwest Farmington and 160th Avenue at 5:03 p.m. on April. 4. They learned Herman had hit a 2010 Jeep Wrangler moments earlier at a different location.
Witnesses said Herman continued driving at a high rate of speed after the first accident before hitting Hornych. He did not show any signs of alcohol impairment but was taken to a hospital for further tests. He was not immediately charged with a crime.
The Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team assisted in the investigation. Southwest 160th Avenue was closed until about 10:30 p.m. to gather evidence and complete the investigation.
The other accident happened at Southwest Farmington Road and 185th Avenue. Deputies responded there at 4:06 p.m. on April 4. They found Doby lying on the ground near a damaged BMW and had her transported to an area hospital.
Witnesses said the driver of the BMW, Bradley Gray, 25, of Beaverton, tried to run from the accident scene. Two citizens caught and detained him until the deputies arrived.
Witnesses said tnat before the accident, Gray's car was "fish tailing" and left the roadway. It struck Doby on a sidewalk.
Gray was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, felony hit and run, third-degree assault, reckless endangering and reckless driving. He was lodged in the Washington County Jail and on $20,000 bail.
The Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team assisted in the investigation. Southwest 185th Avenue was partially closed until 8 p.m. to gather evidence and complete the investigation.