ALOHA, Ore. — A driver accused of racing leading up to a fatal crash earlier this summer in Aloha has fled the country, deputies say.

Alejandro Maldonado-Hernandez, 20, was arrested on charges of second-degree manslaughter, third-degree assault and reckless driving immediately following the crash on July 12. One person was killed and another was injured as a result of the crash.

Maldonado-Hernandez was released from the Washington County Jail on Aug. 8 after posting bail. On Aug. 27, investigators learned he fled to Mexico to avoid prosecution, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release on Saturday.

Deputies said Maldonado-Hernandez had help from three people to flee the country. Ernesto Garcia, 20, Luis Maldonado-Hernandez, 28, and Alicia Scardina, 21, were arrested for hindering prosecution.

Ernesto Garcia (left), Luis Maldonado-Hernandez (center), Alicia Scardina (right)
Ernesto Garcia (left), Luis Maldonado-Hernandez (center), Alicia Scardina (right)
Washington County Sheriff's Office

On July 12, Alejandro Maldonado-Hernandez was driving a 2012 Chrysler 300 and racing another driver in a 2005 Subaru Impreza on Southwest Farmington Road, according to the sheriff’s office. Maldonado-Hernandez was eastbound on Farmington Road when another driver, in a 2013 Ford Fusion, began turning onto Farmington Road from Southwest 153rd Avenue and the two vehicles collided, deputies said.

ORIGINAL STORY: Driver arrested for manslaughter after racing leads to fatal crash in Aloha, deputies say

Aerial view of fatal crash in Aloha
Aerial view of fatal crash in Aloha
Washington County Sheriff's Office

The crash killed a passenger in the Ford Fusion and seriously injured the driver. 

The driver of the Subaru continued eastbound but was stopped by Beaverton police near Highway 217.

On Friday, a grand jury indicted the Subaru driver, 20-year-old Bailey Reeves, on charges of first-degree manslaughter, second-degree assault, two counts of injury hit-and-run and reckless driving.

Bailey M. Reeves
Bailey M. Reeves
Washington County Sheriff's Office