Vancouver man killed in Oregon hit-run

Suspect arrested after Washington County accident

By Craig Brown, Columbian Metro Editor



A Vancouver man died in a Sunday morning hit-and-run accident south of Hillsboro, Ore.

Marcos Castillo, 50, was identified as the victim by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. He died at the scene of the 8:54 a.m. accident, which occurred at Southwest Farmington Road and Oregon Highway 219, in a rural area of Washington County. The driver’s side of Castillo’s Saturn subcompact sedan was T-boned by the front end of a BMW sedan.

The other driver was spotted at the crash scene by a sheriff’s deputy but ignored orders to stop and instead ran into nearby woods. Police used tracking dogs in a four-hour search and located Bryan Onderdonk, 28, of Tigard, Ore.

Onderdonk was arrested at 1:08 p.m. after allegedly breaking into a home on nearby Bald Peak Road, according to a news release.

He was jailed on suspicion of felony hit-and-run driving, attempted first-degree burglary, second-degree burglary, second-degree criminal mischief, second-degree criminal trespass and third-degree theft. Deputies said Onderdonk was not suspected of driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs.

The road was closed for six hours as a crash analysis team investigated.

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