HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — A 60-year-old suburban Portland man whose car struck and fatally injured an 11-year-old girl in her front yard has been indicted on manslaughter and reckless driving charges.
After the April 4 crash, Washington County sheriff’s deputies said David Herman of Hillsboro had suffered a diabetic episode. The county district attorney’s office said last month that an investigation found no criminal wrongdoing and that Herman was found to be responsible in testing his blood sugar level and taking his medication.
However, the DA’s office reopened the case after learning of a 2007 crash in which another diabetic episode caused Herman to lose control of his vehicle. No one was seriously hurt in that crash, when he rear-ended another car, drove over a sidewalk, went airborne and struck a tree.
Sheriff’s Sgt. Bob Ray said Herman was arrested Friday in the death of Kylie Hornych.