- Associated Press - Monday, June 20, 2016

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Authorities have arrested two men in connection with a fatal crash last month near McMinnville that they suspect may have been caused by speed racing.

Twenty-four-year-old Jeremy Hopper and 22-year-old Andrew Olsen were arrested over the weekend. They both have been booked into the Yamhill County Jail on suspicion of manslaughter, assault and reckless driving.

Oregon State Police troopers believe Hopper and Olsen had been racing at the time of the May 4 crash on Highway 99.

Police say Hopper had been heading north when he lost control of his vehicle, crossed the center median and struck another vehicle driven by Claudio Martinez Marquez.

Marquez died at the scene.



The crash left Hopper, his 18-year-old passenger and Marquez’s 33-year-old passenger injured.

Olsen didn’t sustain injuries and remained at the scene.

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