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Police arrest suspect in DUII crash
Washington County Sheriffs deputies arrested an alleged DUII driver who crashed into a tree on Northwest Hornecker Road north of Cornelius at 2:30 a.m. Saturday, injuring his two passengers.
The driver, Christian Vazquez-Alfaro, 19, of Forest Grove, reportedly remained at the crash scene. Deputies arrived to find a 1996 Hyundai Sonata that failed to negotiate a sharp right-hand curve after skidding more than 170 feet.
The Hyundai was severely damaged on the passenger side after the driver ran into a large walnut tree. The two injured male passengers, ages 18 and 21, were transported to a hospital by a family member prior to the deputies arrival. One passenger reportedly suffered serious injuries. The other passenger sustained minor injuries.
Deputies believe alcohol was a contributing factor in this crash. Vazquez-Alfaro was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
The Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team assisted with the investigation.