UPDATED: Ferndale Police seek info on hit-and-run suspect in T-bone crash

hit and run victim vehicle at thornton and church 2019-01-22 photo gayle kinney
Scene of hit and run t-bone crash at the intersection of Thornton Street and Church Road (January 22, 2019). Photo: Gayle Kinney
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Ferndale Police and firefighters and EMTs responded to a report of a 2-vehicle crash at the intersection of Church Road and Thornton Street this evening about 6pm.

According to Ferndale Police Sergeant Kevin Davis, a red Ford Explorer was northbound on Church Road when it was struck by a vehicle heading eastbound on Thornton Street. The vehicle failed to stop at the signed 4-way stop, crashed into the driver’s side of the Ford in the intersection, causing it to spin a full rotation. The vehicle that ran the stop sign then fled.

Firefighters and EMTs treated and released the driver and a passenger of the Ford at the scene according to Whatcom County Fire District 7 Division Chief Ben Boyko.

Davis said Ferndale Police are looking for information about the suspect vehicle, described by a witness and based on evidence at the scene as a black pickup truck with extensive frontend damage, mostly likely on the driver’s side.

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Anyone with information about the suspect vehicle or the suspect are asked to email Officer Healey at mhealey@ferndalepd.org or call 911 referencing case 19F924.

UPDATE 6:50am 1/23/19
Ferndale Police announced they have arrested a suspect.

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