Driver pleads guilty to deadly DUII crash through Happy Valley construction site
HAPPY VALLEY, Ore. – A man was sentenced to 14 years in prison after he pleaded guilty Friday to several charges for killing one person and injuring two others when he plowed through a work zone in Happy Valley last May.
Fedot Tsopko, 52, pleaded guilty to manslaughter I, assault II, assault III, driving under the influence of intoxicants, and two counts of recklessly endangering another person. As part of his plea, the judge dismissed several other charges.
According to Clackamas County deputies, Tsopko hit a construction zone flagger at a site along SE 122nd between Sunnyside and Mountain Gate.
He kept driving his car through the construction zone, striking two other workers before rolling his vehicle onto its side.
One of the workers, Pablo Dominguez-Amezcua, 48, of Portland, died of his injuries.
The other two, William Griffin, 62, and Preston Stucky, 26, were both taken to the hospital.
All three men work as contractors, hired by Sunrise Water Authority to do utility work.
At his sentencing on Friday, Tsopko was sentenced to 14 years in prison.