Suspect arrested after deadly hit-and-run crash

Suspect arrested after deadly hit-and-run crash »Play Video
Bryan Onderdonk is taken away in a Washington County sheriff's patrol SUV. (KATU photo)

HILLSBORO, Ore. – One person was killed in a two-car crash south of Hillsboro Sunday morning.

Washington County sheriff’s deputies arrested the surviving driver who they said ran away from the scene and broke into a woman's home.

the crash happened near the intersection of Highway 219 and Southwest Farmington Road just before 9 a.m. Sgt. Vance Stimler said investigators believe the victim's car was driving from Farmington Road onto the highway when it was hit on the driver's side by the suspect's car.

50-year-old Marcos Castillo of Vancouver died in the crash.

The first deputy to the scene said he saw one of the drivers running away into the woods.

Deputies arrested 28-year-old Bryan Onderdonk about four hours after the crash near a home at 30266 Southwest Bald Peak Road after someone called to report a suspicious person in the area.

A neighbor called 911 after confronting Onderdonk on his property. Onderdonk then ran away and broke into Delilah Kovac's home, deputies said.

Kovac said she hid in her bedroom closet just a few feet from where he sat on her bed.

"My heart was going so loud, I figured he could hear my heart," she said. "It was really pounding and I thought 'okay', then I started praying that I could get out of this alive."

Kovac said when Onderdonk went to another part of her house, she knew she had to escape.

"Then (I) saw nobody on the bed, and I'm like 'this is it. I gotta go for the window.' Threw that window open, took my hand and bashed it and tore the screen out and went flying out as fast as I could."

Deputies arrived and took Onderdonk into custody. They said he was only wearing shorts and a T-shirt at the time of the crash. He had changed into overalls that he found in Kovac's garage.

Onderdonk faces charges of felony hit-and-run, burglary, attempted burglary, criminal mischief, trespassing and theft, Stimler said. Onderdonk was not driving impaired.

There were no passengers involved in the crash. Deputies said they received a report of a car matching Onderdonk's driving erratically in another part of Washington County during the night.