Eugene woman arrested in fatal crash during chase

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Authorities arrested a Eugene woman who they say collided with another vehicle while fleeing a sheriff's deputy, killing the other driver.

According to Eugene police, 20-year-old Brandi Lee Gonzales was driving the wrong way on a one-way street when the crash occurred Thursday. She and a passenger ran away, but were captured about 45 minutes later.

Officers tried to save the motorist - 52-year-old Eran Jacob Schlesinger - but he was dead when medics arrived.

Gonzales has been charged with manslaughter, driving under the influence and other crimes. Her passenger, Colby Jongeward, faces a charge of interfering with a peace officer and a parole violation.

The Register-Guard reports ( the two have been arrested together at least twice before in the past couple of years.

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