Sherwood man charged in crash that killed 2-year-old

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A Sherwood man has been charged with manslaughter and other crimes in connection with a crash that killed a toddler and left several other people injured in Deschutes County.

David William Fincher was arraigned Monday on charges of manslaughter, assault and driving under the influence related to the Sept. 11 crash.

Authorities say the 46-year-old man lost control of a 2000 Toyota Tacoma as it turned a corner on Highway 20 and then crossed into oncoming traffic.

The Tacoma collided with a 2014 Volkswagen Jetta carrying the 2-year-old, who died at the scene. The driver of the Jetta, Sarah Peterson, 37, of Bend and a 7-year-old boy in the car were taken to a hospital for treatment.

Fincher also collided with a 2016 Dodge Charger driven by Alexander Perkins, 28 of Bend and passenger Ashley Perkins, 27, of Bend. They were taken to a hospital and treated.

The highway was closed for three hours for the collision investigation.

Police also were looking for a bicyclist west of the crash location who was almost struck by Fincher.

Anyone with information about crash was asked to contact Senior Trooper Jason Hanson at 541-388-6213 or the Oregon State Police Northern Command Center at 503-375-3555 (reference OSP case # SP16308856).


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