The driver of a vehicle that crashed into a Volkswagen Bug in Warrenton last month has been arrested and charged for the accident on U.S. Highway 101. Two men in the VW died at the scene.
Sterling Maxwell Frinell, 38, of Seattle, was arrested Wednesday and booked into the Clatsop County Jail. He is charged with two counts of second-degree manslaughter, driving under the influence of intoxicants, second-degree assault and reckless endangering.
With a suspended license from Washington state, Frinell was behind the wheel of a 1999 Subaru Impreza just before 7 p.m. April 19, when he crossed the centerline and collided with a northbound 1974 Volkswagen Bug.
The Bug was driven by city of Seaside employee Mark Agalzoff, 52, and his 20-year-old male passenger from Seaside, Tryg Walker McCord.
Both had been wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident, Oregon State Police said.
Frinell was driving with Margaret E. Goldman, 32, of Seaside as a passenger. Both were seriously injured and transported by Medix Ambulance to Columbia Memorial Hospital and then to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland where they were treated and released.
Oregon State Police were assisted on the scene by Clatsop County Sheriffs Office, Warrenton Police, Medix Ambulance, Warrenton Fire Department and the Oregon Department of Transportation.
Frinell will be arraigned in Clatsop Circuit Court at 1 p.m. today.