A drunken driver killed a Madras couple Thursday after likely running a stop sign just east of Metolius, according to a Jefferson County sheriff’s sergeant.
Diane Elizabeth Hanson, 34, and her husband, Lukas Daniel Hanson, 32, were dead at the scene, the intersection of Southwest Dover Lane and Southwest Bear Drive, following the crash reported at 5:15 p.m., patrol Sgt. Jason Erickson reported early this morning.
Isaul Alberto Ruiz Dominguez, 18, of Madras, was booked into Jefferson County Adult Jail on two counts of criminal negligent homicide, driving under the influence of intoxicants, driving on a suspended or revoked license and reckless driving.
According to Erickson: The Hansons, eastbound on Dover in a 2002 white Chevrolet Cavalier, were struck by a northbound, green 1999 GMC Yukon sport utility vehicle that “more likely than not” disregarded the stop sign on Bear Drive. Elizabeth Hanson was in the Cavalier passenger seat, where the Yukon made “significant intrusion.”
Dominguez was treated for minor injuries and released from St. Charles Madras prior to his arrest, Erickson reported. The condition of three passengers in the Yukon was not reported.
Jefferson County fire and emergency medical personnel responded along with sheriff’s deputies and Oregon State Police troopers. Erickson reported the incident is still under investigation.