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December 23, 2014 at 7:33 AM

Police: Oregon driver admits taking man off roof of car

The Associated Press

EUGENE, Ore.  — Police say the Oregon driver accused of fatally hitting a pedestrian and carrying him on top of her car for 11 blocks has acknowledged that she found him on the roof when she stopped to check for damage, removed the man and left him in the street.

The details were revealed in a Springfield police statement in the case against the driver’s husband, who has been charged with tampering with evidence by cleaning off blood and hiding the car.

The Register-Guard reports the statement says Isabel McDaniel and her husband, Gary McDaniel, confessed after being tracked down at their home, two days after the Dec. 11 collision that killed Daniel Ortiz-Reynaga.

Isabel McDaniel has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter. Her lawyer, Laura Fine Moro, declined to comment and said Gary McDaniel also wouldn’t comment.

 

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