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Description of suspect vehicle in hit-and-run released

KENDALL, Wash. — Detectives with the Washington State Patrol have released a description of the suspect vehicle involved in a hit-and-run crash that occurred early last Sunday on Kendall Road that resulted in a 21-year-old Ferndale man being transported to PeaceHealth St Joseph Medical Center with serious injuries.

WSP Trooper Will Glahn told Whatcom News today, July 8th, detectives were provided a photo of the vehicle taken by a witness as it fled the scene of the crash. From the image, detectives were able to determine the suspect vehicle is a gray or dark gray Mazda MX6, specific year unknown, with black racing stripes. The passenger side of the windshield would be caved in from the collision with the pedestrian.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect vehicle should contact WSP Detective Joshua Lancaster by phone at (360) 757-2008 or via email to joshua.lancaster@wsp.wa.gov.

First responders were dispatched to the 7800 block of Kendall Road (SR547) about 1am on Sunday, July 4th, due to a report of a pedestrian having been struck by a vehicle. A WSP press memo said the victim was helping someone with a disabled vehicle when he was struck by a southbound vehicle. Unconfirmed radio transmissions from the scene reported the victim was thrown 75 feet after being struck, ending up on the side of the road with multiple injuries.

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