ALOHA, Ore. – The man who was cleared of criminal charges after crashing his car in April, killing an 11-year-old Aloha girl, is now facing manslaughter after police re-opened the case.
Just after 7 p.m. Friday, deputies arrested David Herman at his home in Hillsboro for crashing his Toyota Prius in Aloha on April 4, killing 11-year-old Kylie Hornych (pictured below).
Herman, a diabetic, allegedly passed out while driving near Southwest Farmington Road and 160th Avenue. His Prius traveled into an oncoming lane, went over a sidewalk, through a barricade and hit Hornych just before hitting her house, said Sgt. Bob Ray with the Washington County Sheriff's Office.
A Washington County Sheriff's report from 2007 showed Herman had crashed before because of a diabetic episode. In that incident, he lost control of his car and hit a tree.
Investigators initially found no criminal wrongdoing in the crash that killed Hornych and called the incident a tragic accident. But after learning of the previous incident, police re-opened the case. A spokesman for the Sheriff's office said they didn't know how the oversight happened.
Herman was indicted and charged with manslaughter in the accident. He appeared in court Monday and remains behind bars, in the Washington County Jail, on $250,000 bail.