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Woman sentenced for deadly Hwy 6 crash; jury hung on manslaughter charge

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Trisha Homan was arrested on Highway 26 after a hit-and-run crash on Highway 6 in July 2014. (KPTV file image) Trisha Homan was arrested on Highway 26 after a hit-and-run crash on Highway 6 in July 2014. (KPTV file image)
Trisha Homan, 2014 jail booking photo Trisha Homan, 2014 jail booking photo
TILLAMOOK COUNTY, OR (KPTV) -

A woman was convicted on multiple charges for a 2014 deadly crash on Highway 6, but the jury was unable to reach a verdict on other charges including first-degree manslaughter.

Trisha Homan was convicted on charges of hit-and-run involving injuries, reckless driving and one count of reckless endangering Tuesday. She was sentenced to 1 1/2 years in prison Friday. 

Homan, 47, was arrested in July 2014. Investigators said she was trying to pass a Chrysler Sebring in a no-passing zone about two miles east of Lees Camp and had been driving aggressively with the driver of the Chrysler.

A witness told troopers Homan swerved back into her lane to avoid crashing into an oncoming car, which forced the Chrysler off the road.

The Chrysler ended up back on the highway and crashed head-on with a Jeep Wrangler.

The driver of the Chrysler, Russel Falotico, 56, of Beaverton, was pronounced dead at the scene. Falotico was the CFO of PLUS Corporation of America in Beaverton. 

The driver and a passenger in the Jeep were taken to the hospital with serious injuries.  

Homan drove away without stopping.  

Troopers took down a description of her Hyundai Santa Fe, and Beaverton police pulled her over on Highway 26 near Cedar Hills Boulevard about an hour after the crash

On Tuesday, a jury found her not guilty on three counts of reckless endangering. The jury also was unable to reach a verdict on charges of first-degree manslaughter, two counts of third-degree assault and a fourth count of reckless endangering.

As part of her sentencing, she was given three years post-prison supervision and must pay restitution to the victims' families. That amount will be determined at a later date. 

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