Felony Arrest Warrant Issued For Driver Who Fled Scene Of Fatal Whatcom County Car Crash
April 13, 2017
(WHATCOM COUNTY, WA.) -- The Washington State Patrol says a felony arrest warrant has been issued for the driver of a car that was involved in a fatal crash last summer.
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August 28, 2016 at about 5:00 am, Luciano Ailon-Garcia was driving a green, 2004 Ford Explorer eastbound on Pole Road in Whatcom County, Washington. He was "traveling at an extremely high rate of speed when he failed to negotiate a left-hand curve in the roadway," said a state patrol statement.
"The vehicle traveled off the roadway and vaulted approximately 80 feet, coming to rest in a raspberry field," according to Trooper Travis Shearer. "One passenger was ejected from the vehicle as it came to rest; the passenger died at the scene. A second passenger suffered fractures to his ribs as a result of the collision."
The state patrol says Ailon-Garcia fled the collision scene on foot without attempting to provide care for those injured. The patrol says a felony warrant has been issued for Ailon-Garcia for Hit and Run Death, Vehicular Homicide and Vehicular Assault.
Detectives believe Ailon-Garcia may still be living in the Whatcom County area. They advise anyone who sees him to NOT approach the suspect.
If you have any information, please contact the Washington State Patrol, Criminal Investigation Division, Marysville Office at (360) 654-1140, or Detective Jeffrey Rhue at Jeffrey.Rhue@wsp.wa.gov or (360) 654-1142; reference case number #07-16-025388.