Enrique Rodriguez Jr., 24, is arraigned March 28 on four counts of first-degree manslaughter and other charges related to the car crash that killed four people at a homeless encampment.

The man arrested for driving drunk, crashing into a homeless encampment north of downtown Salem and killing four people is set to be sentenced Wednesday.

Enrique Rodriguez Jr., 25, of Salem, has pleaded guilty to four counts of first-degree manslaughter, two counts of second-degree assault, DUI, reckless driving and three counts of recklessly endangering another person.

Debris and wreckage is seen in front of a memorial of flowers at the site of a car crash that killed four people on Sunday night,  in Salem, Ore. on Monday, March 28, 2022.

In the early morning hours of March 27, Rodriguez crashed his silver Nissan 300ZX into a cluster of tents sandwiched between Front Street NE and a railroad track on a small patch of grass and trees owned by the Oregon Department of Transportation just north of downtown.

According to police records, he was spotted street racing and speeding in the hours before the crash. His blood-alcohol content was .26% — more than three times the legal limit.





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