SHERIDAN, OR (KPTV) - A passenger died in a single-vehicle rollover crash near Sheridan on Monday, and the driver was subsequently arrested on charges including DUII and manslaughter.

Emergency crews responded to the 25000 block of Ballston Road, about two miles southeast of Sheridan, at 4:09 p.m. A caller reported that the vehicle had come to rest in their yard.

Investigators said the driver of a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee was heading east on Ballston Road, when he left the roadway, went onto the southern shoulder and into the ditch. The vehicle then rolled several times.

Deputies said the passenger, 55-year-old Thomas Dean Rains of Sheridan, was thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver, 36-year-old Christopher Loran Davidson of Sheridan, was taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries, according to deputies. He was then arrested and booked into the Yamhill County Jail on charges of second-degree manslaughter, DUII, reckless driving and endangering another person. 

Davidson's bail was set at $165,000. 

No further details were released about the investigation. 

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Frederick Fukov

Davidson's attorney just needs to get ahold of Kamala Harris and let her know that his client is due in Portland tonight for a "mostly peaceful protest," and she'll secure his release.

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