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1 dead after being struck by a SUV in Irongate neighborhood

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — First responders were dispatched to an area near the intersection of Midway Lane and Hammer Drive about 8:45am, Friday, May 6th, due to a report of a car versus pedestrian incident.

The victim was declared dead at the scene.

Approximate location of the collision

Witnesses reported seeing 2 people arguing nearby prior to the collision and it was thought 1 was the victim while the other was the driver.

Bellingham Police Department Spokesperson Lieutenant Claudia Murphy told Whatcom News via email they are seeking the public’s help in looking for a dark Ford SUV which fled the scene.

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Detectives are anticipating front end damage can be seen on the SUV. Anyone with knowledge of the incident or the location of said SUV, please call 9-1-1 immediately. If someone has information to share about the incident, please contact us via the phone tip line at 360-778-8611 or the email tip line at www.cob.org/tips

Bellingham Police Department Spokesperson Lieutenant Claudia Murphy (May 6, 2022)

Midway Lane and Hammer Drive were closed until 1:30pm while the crime scene investigation was underway.

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