Teen girl in ICU after head-on crash with suspected drunk driver in Hillsboro
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ore. —
The victims in a head-on crash Tuesday night included two teenage sisters and their father.
Rebeccah Waters, 16, is in the intensive care unit at Oregon Health & Science University after being flown in a medical helicopter from the crash scene, which happened near Farmington and River roads.
Her father, 53-year-old Larry Waters, is also still in the hospital after police say they were hit head-on by a suspected DUII driver.
Rebeccah’s older brother, David, told KATU his little sister has suffered a number of serious injuries, including two broken arms, two broken legs and a broken eye socket.
Their father, Larry, is suffering from memory loss. Another sister in the car, Elizabeth, was treated and released with just minor injuries.
Police cited 23-year-old Jesus Villanueva-Pettry for DUII in the crash. He suffered non-life threatening injuries.
Now with his baby sister in the hospital, David wants to deliver a message about driving under the influence.
"She's an awesome example to the rest of us. Like she's just so innocent," he said. "That's why it's been so hard, because she didn't deserve this. None of them did. And that's why it's so rough, because I called 9-1-1 on a couple drunk drivers just last week because I didn't want this happening. And that's why I'm doing this, because I want people sitting at home to realize that they can do something about it."
Police said additional charges against Villanueva-Pettry are expected.