MAPLE FALLS, Wash. — Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) deputies and Whatcom County Fire District 14 personnel were dispatched to the 6100 block of Hawthorne Place in Peaceful Valley due to a report of a car versus pedestrian collision this morning, July 2nd, about 5:10am.
WCFD14 Lieutenant David Moe said they transported 1 patient from the scene to PeaceHealth St Joseph’s Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.
According to the WCSO, the victim had possible broken ribs, possible broken femur and possible head injuries and was later airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle where he remains in critical condition.
Another male was found sitting on the ground at the scene who witnesses said was the driver of the vehicle that hit the victim. Identified as 26-year-old Dylan Wolcott of Bellingham, he admitted to intentionally hitting the victim after an argument. He also admitted to using methamphetamine, fentanyl and heroin 2 hours prior.
Wolcott was found to be in possession of stolen checks and having a suspended license.
Wolcott was arrested and booked into the Whatcom County Jail later this morning. He is charged with suspicion of 1st degree assault, driving while his license was suspended, driving under the influence and 2nd degree possession of stolen property.
Wolcott has appeared as a defendant in 40 district and municipal court cases since 2013. He pled guilty in Whatcom County Superior Court in 2019 to 2nd degree theft and possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and in 2020 to possession of a stolen car and malicious mischief exceeding $750.