On April 27, 2022, at 12:24 AM Beaverton Police Officers began an investigation into a two-vehicle crash involving Washington County Deputy Michael Trotter. The initial investigation showed a Nissan Altima with five occupants ran the red light at SW Tualatin Valley Hwy. and SW Murray Blvd., crashing into the driver’s side of Deputy Trotter’s patrol car.
Two passengers of the Nissan Altima, 17-year-old Matthew Amaya and 16-year-old Juan Pacheco Aguilera, were killed in the crash. Both were Southridge High School students. Deputy Trotter was seriously injured in the crash.
The driver of the Nissan Altima that struck Deputy Trotter was identified as 18-year-old Xavier Denzel Rodriguez. Earlier this month he was indicted by a Washington County Grand Jury on the following charges: two counts of Manslaughter in the First Degree, two counts of Manslaughter in the Second Degree, three counts of Assault in the Second Degree, Reckless Driving and DUII.
This morning, May 27, 2022, Rodriguez was released from treatment at a local hospital and taken into custody by Beaverton Police Detectives. This afternoon he was arraigned at the Washington County Court House in Hillsboro, Oregon.