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Umatilla woman jailed on manslaughter, DUII charges in fatal crash

Umatilla County fatal DUII crash FRY, MICHELLE DAWN
Oregon State Police/Umatilla County Jail

OSP says she ran red light; Hermiston woman in other car killed

UMATILLA, Ore. (KTVZ) -- A Umatilla woman was arrested on manslaughter, drunken driving and other charges Friday night after she allegedly ran a red light and crashed into another car, killing a 75-year-old Hermiston woman, Oregon State Police said.

OSP troopers and emergency personnel responded shortly after 10 p.m. to the reported crash on state Highway 395 at the intersection of East Punkin Center Road, the agency said.

A preliminary investigation found that Michelle Dawn Fry, 45, of Umatilla, was heading north on the highway in a gold 2009 Toyota Camry when she failed to stop at the red light and collided with a black 2006 Kia Spectra driven by Elidio Salas De La Paz, 77, of Hermiston, OSP said.

Salas De La Paz was heading south on the highway and making a left turn onto Punkin Center Road, OSP said.

Salas De La Paz and his wife, Alicia Salas, 75, were taken to Good Shepherd Medical Center in Hermiston. Alicia Salas was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Fry was booked into the Umatilla County Jail on charges of second-degree manslaughter, DUII-alcohol, felony third-degree aggravated assault, reckless driving, reckless endangering, second-degree criminal mischief and property hit and run. She was held on $290,000 bail.

OSP was assisted at the crash scene by ODOT, Umatilla County Fire District No. 1., the Umatilla County Sheriff's Office and Umatilla Police Department.

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  1. Booze and cars are easier to get then guns, cause more deaths and destruction, yet the Government and the anti-gun alcoholic drunk drivers claim guns need to have more control and/or banned.

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