CLACKAMAS CO., Ore. (KOIN) — A 51-year-old man accused of driving into a construction zone, hitting 3 workers and killing 1 of them, made his first court appearance on Wednesday.
Fedsot Tsopko drove into the well-marked construction zone on SE 122nd Avenue Tuesday afternoon, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office said.
Two victims survived the crash, but 48-year-old Pablo Dominguez-Amezcua died as a result of his injuries.
Tsopko is facing charges of manslaughter and DUII, in addition to high-speed driving in a safety zone and school zone.
He needed the help of a Russian interpreter while he was in court, but after hearing his charges read during his arraignment, he managed to ask “Did I kill him?” in English.
Tsopko is being held on $750,000 bail.