Beaverton driver arrested in death of pedestrian
A Beaverton woman has been arrested for allegedly driving a vehicle while intoxicated, hitting and killing a Forest Grove pedestrian.
Forest Grove Police and medical crews responded to a report of an auto vs. pedestrian crash in the 3400 block of Pacific Avenue in Forest Grove at 10:39 p.m. Saturday. Officers found Jonathan Dominguez Esquivel, 22, of Forest Grove in a ditch with critical injuries. He was transported by helicopter to Legacy Emanuel Hospital. Despite extensive life-saving efforts by paramedics, he was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.
Police believe Dominguez Esquivel had been walking to his job at Safeway on the shoulder of the road when he was hit.
Police located the suspect vehicle and suspected driver near the scene, approximately 100 yards east of the crash location, along with a damaged mailbox. The alleged driver of the vehicle, Bethany Lumber, 27, of Beaverton was placed under arrest after officers observed indicators of intoxication.
Lumber is being held at the Washington County Jail on charges of second-degree manslaughter, driving under the influence of intoxicants and second-degree criminal mischief.
A section of Pacific Avenue was closed for several hours and reopened at around 2 a.m. Sunday. The Forest Grove Police Department is being assisted in the ongoing investigation by the Washington County Sheriff's Office and the Washington County multi-agency crash team.