HILLSBORO, Ore.- On May 2, 2019, Jonathan Guzman was sentenced to 75 months in prison by Judge Ricardo Menchaca. On April 19, 2019, Guzman pleaded guilty to Second-Degree Manslaughter and Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants. Deputy District Attorney Nadya Martin prosecuted the case against Guzman.

On July 28, 2018, Guzman was intoxicated and driving at speeds approaching 100 miles per hour when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a light pole along Beaverton Hillsdale Highway. The crash killed his passenger, the mother of three children. Guzman was taken to the hospital and was found to have a blood alcohol level of .161, more than twice the legal limit. Several beer cans were also found near the crash site.

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office would like to acknowledge the work of the multi-agency Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) for their work on this case. We would also like to acknowledge the courage of the victim’s three children who all wrote victim impact statements to be considered at the sentencing hearing.

Guzman has been transferred to the Oregon Department of Corrections to begin serving his sentence.

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Stephen Mayer
Public Information Officer
May 03, 2019