Suspect in Fatal Vehicle Collision Found Guilty

Julie Humphreys, Communication Manager, 509.622.5868

Friday, January 26, 2024 at 8:32 a.m.

Updated 01/29/2024

Today, 1/25/24, in Spokane County Superior Court, a jury found the driver of a vehicle which left the roadway killing the passenger, guilty of vehicular homicide. Selina M. Juarez (30) was driving on Trent Ave around 3am on June 22, 2021 when she left the road, crashing into a fire hydrant, shearing it from the pedestal and sending it 50 feet away. The car then impacted a rail car before coming to rest.  Police and medical personnel responded to the collision and extricated the passenger, Brandon McDonald (39), who was declared deceased at the scene.

Due to the severity of the collision and the resultant death, collision reconstructionists from the Major Crimes Unit responded to investigate.  Spokane Police officers on scene determined Juarez was driving impaired. Her blood alcohol level was found to be .10, the legal limit in Washington State is .08. Lab results also showed marijuana and cocaine in Juarez’ system.

Juarez is scheduled to be sentenced in March.

Original media release sent 06/22/21

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