PORTLAND, Ore. -- The driver in a crash that killed a passenger early Friday morning in Southwest Portland was released from the hospital Monday and booked into the Multnomah County Jail.
Police believe Audy Molina-Colindres, 29, had been drinking and was impaired when his car crossed into the oncoming lanes and crashed into a tree near Southwest Barbur Boulevard and Miles Street. He faces DUII, manslaughter and reckless driving charges.
The passenger, 28-year-old Dmitriy Maksimov, died at the scene. Molina-Colindres was trapped inside his car and suffered traumatic injuries. Portland Fire and Rescue crews removed him. He spent three days in a local hospital before he was released and booked into jail.
The crash occurred in the same area as a fatal crash last month. On Nov. 25, a woman died when her minivan collided with a Portland Water Bureau dump truck on Barbur Boulevard at Miles Street.
Portland Police say Friday morning's crash was the city's 35th traffic-related death of the year.