An 18-year-old man, Sean F. Crissy, has been arrested and charged with vehicular homicide and hit-and- run fatality after a 54-year-old Bellingham man was hit and killed while he walked at Chuckanut Drive and Sea Pines.
According a report by Seattle’s KOMO News.com, the Bellingham man was reported missing by his wife at 9pm after he did not return from his evening walk which began at 6pm.
Police officers found the missing man lying beside the road only three blocks from his home.
When Bellingham police searched for the missing man, they found a Dodge van, which had been reported stolen, with windshield damage. The van’s owner said he reported the vehicle stolen after his son, Sean Crissy, told him that the van had been stolen.
When police officer’s caught up with Sean Crissy on Saturday, he reportedly told them that he had been under the influence of mushrooms and had been drinking as well as text messaging when he hit the Bellingham man. They arrested Crissy at the home of a friend without incident.
This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in pedestrian accidents and the family of those killed.