Man killed in car accident near Selah was wanted by FBI

The Yakima Herald reports that James W. Lull, age 60 of Kirkland, was killed in a one-vehicle collision just north of Selah, Washington. Lull was a target of a bench warrant after he failed to appear at a sentencing hearing in Hawaii’s Federal Court. He had plead guilty to wire fraud and was facing up to 20 years in prison for his participation in a ponzi scheme that was said to have bilked more than $20 million from victims.

Lull’s body was found in the wreckage of his car at the bottom of a large canyon near Selah. A semi-truck driver spotted the wreckage and contacted the Washington State Patrol. A trooper climbed down the canyon and found Lull dead. According to preliminary investigation, the car accident occurred between 24-48 hours before the wreckage was spotted.

The car accident may have been suicide. Lull apparent drove off of Interstate 82, drove across an open field, through a freeway fence and drove another 50-100 feet before falling 200 feet to the canyon floor. Lull was wearing his seat belt but it appears he was accelerating as he drove across the field.

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