Isabel McDaniel has confessed to police that she was responsible for the recent Oregon hit and run collision which eventually led to the death of 67-year-old Daniel Ortiz-Reynaga.
According to Daily News, Ortiz-Reynaga was struck by a 1989 Honda Civic station wagon on a Springfield street December 11.
The Register-Guard reports that the father and son were walking in the intersection of 54th and Main streets at the time of the collision, which occurred at approximately 6 P.M.
Ortiz-Reynaga’s son, Julio Ortiz, was injured in a collision. Julio explained to police that he was not able to find his father shortly after they were struck by the vehicle. However, he did notice that his father’s hat had fallen onto the road.
That is because Daniel Ortiz-Reynaga was flipped directly onto the roof of McDaniel’s station wagon. Reports confirm that Isabel pulled Daniel off of her roof and left him in the street to die 11 blocks away from where the collision took place.
Ortiz-Reynaga was discovered on Smith Way, a side road located off 42nd street. The 67-year-old Mexico resident later died at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend from his injuries.
After leaving her victim behind on the street, according to the affidavit, 30-year-old Isabel McDaniel met up with her 24-year-old husband Gary. Gary hid his wife’s car near his workplace and escorted her home inside of a different vehicle. Using a trailer, Gary later transported the Honda Civic back to his home.
Gary and Isabel McDaniel were tracked down by the authorities two days after the hit-and-run occurred. Reports confirm that, when the vehicle was discovered, it had a broken windshield, new dents and scrapes as well as blood on its sides and roof.
Isabel McDaniel reportedly confessed to police that she and Gary tried to cover up the fatal collision. Gary had even tried to rinse the blood off of the vehicle with a hose. For doing so in addition to hiding the vehicle, he was charged for tampering with evidence.
Isabel McDaniel has been charged with second-degree manslaughter, evidence tampering, intoxicated driving as well as failure to perform the duties of a driver.
Daily News reports that Isabel McDaniel submitted a plea of not guilty to each of the charges in Lane County Circuit Court.
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