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Deputies: Driver arrested in fatal Yamhill Co. crash

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Jose Manuel Acevedo Jose Manuel Acevedo
YAMHILL COUNTY, OR (KPTV) -

Deputies responded to a single vehicle crash near the intersection of Burns Road and Brown Road in Yamhill County just before 4 p.m. Saturday, according to the Yamhill County Sheriff’s office.

When deputies arrived at the scene, they discovered a 1999 Chevy Cavalier in a ditch.

Officials said an initial investigation indicated the car was driving northbound on Burns Road when it lost control and entered a ditch, rolling over an estimated three times.

Two people were in the car when it crashed according to deputies.

The driver, Jose Manuel Acevedo, 42, of McMinnville was helped out of the car by a witness.

The passenger, Maria Edith Naranjo Chavez, 48, of McMinnville died at the scene.

Speed and alcohol appear to be factors in the crash, according to the release.

Deputies said Acevedo was arrested and charged with DUII and criminal negligent homicide.

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to contact the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office.

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