DONALD, Oregon - A man from Aurora was arrested today for a hit and run incident. He is charged with leaving the scene of a crash involving another vehicle and a school bus full of children.
At at 8:45 AM, this morning deputies were sent to the intersection of Butteville Rd NE and Ehlen Rd NE just north of the city of Donald. They found a yellow 2009 International School Bus and a white 2018 Peterbuilt box truck with damage in the roadway. A third vehicle, a black suv had fled the scene.
The preliminary investigation by Deputies revealed that the Peterbuilt truck operated by Timothy Brown, 49, of Sheridan was traveling west on Ehlen Rd NE. As Brown approached the intersection with Butteville Rd NE, a black SUV driving eastbound made a left hand turn in front of him. Brown hit the SUV at approximately 55 mph causing it to spin and impact the left front portion of the school bus that was sitting on Butteville Rd NE at the stop sign waiting to turn.
The North Marion School District Bus was operated by Robin Martin, 48 of Canby. There were 20 children on the bus at the time of the crash. Martin and four children had complaints of pain, no other injuries were reported. Another school bus arrived on scene to transport the children to school. None of the involved parties were transported to the hospital.
A witness to the crash gave a description of the SUV, driver and a direction of travel. Deputies were able to locate fresh tire tracks in a gravel driveway a short distance away. Deputies contacted Victor Arnoldo Guevara, 40, of Aurora at the residence and he was taken into custody without incident.
Guevara was booked into the Marion County Jail; charged with Failure to perform duties of a driver when property is damaged and Failure to perform duties of a driver to injured persons.