A large pickup truck sped out of control in downtown Bellingham early Monday, killing one pedestrian and injuring three others as bars were closing, police said.
The truck, driven by 27-year-old Dustin F. Brown, veered onto a sidewalk before 2 a.m. and hit three pedestrians, according to a Bellingham police news release. The three were believed to be in stable condition at a local hospital, the statement said.
A portion of Lakeway Drive was closed early Thursday morning, April 17, after a woman crashed her SUV into a power pole, according to the Bellingham Police Department.
Police believe Tawny Lesha Julius, 22, was intoxicated when she crashed her 2002 Cadillac Escalade into a power pole near Lisa Lane just before 2 a.m., causing the pole to buckle and collapse onto her car, police spokesman Bob Vander Yacht said.
A Bellingham man was arrested on suspicion of vehicular assault after a passenger in his car was injured in a suspected drunk driving crash early Thursday, March 13, according to the Washington State Patrol.
Aaron C. Loffler, 35, was driving his 2004 Volkswagen Jetta west on Alderwood Avenue at about 2:15 a.m., when he drove off the road and struck a power pole near Marine Drive. The car came to rest in a ditch, and Loffler ran from the scene.
A 57-year-old man faces charges of reckless driving and driving under the influence after a rollover crash Thursday night, Feb. 27, on Roeder Avenue.
Witnesses told police the Ford Ranger driven by Thomas Peter Tom had been speeding at 60 mph in a 35 mph zone around 9:40 p.m. on Roeder, near the intersection with Coho Way.
The truck, which had a canopy in the back, couldn't navigate through the S-curve at that speed and flipped, said a Bellingham Police Lt. The truck may have rolled more than once before landing on its side.
A helicopter airlifted a 23-year-old man to St. Joseph hospital Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 11, when a Jeep tumbled about 200 feet over an embankment near the Mt. Baker Ski Area.
The driver, Taylor Armstrong, 23, over-corrected the Jeep at a left curve in the road, about a mile from the nearest lodge, while coming down from the mountain around 3:35 p.m., Washington State Patrol Trooper Mark Francis said. The vehicle rolled off the road for 200 feet until it struck a tree on its passenger side.
One person was killed when their car caught on fire after striking another vehicle on a residential stretch of Barkley Boulevard Sunday morning, Jan. 5, according to police.
It appeared one vehicle was headed down the hill on Barkley Boulevard around 9:55 a.m. when it slid on the icy road, crossed the centerline near Brandywine Way and hit another car headed up the hill, a Bellingham Police Sgt. said.
The downhill car caught on fire, and witnesses were unable to help the driver out of the vehicle before it was engulfed in flames, police said.