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Witnesses sought in officer-involved Main Street crash

Scene of a police-involved crash on Main Street (April 11, 2019). Photo: My Ferndale News

Washington State Patrol Trooper Heather Axtman today issued the following request for additional witnesses to the t-bone crash at Main Street and Joe Moser Lane last Thursday.

On Thursday April 11, 2019 at approximately 11:51a.m. Washington State Patrol (WSP) troopers responded to a collision at the intersection of Main Street and Joe Moser Lane in the city of Ferndale. The collision involved a Ferndale Police Department Tahoe and a Subaru Impreza.

WSP detectives are examining all aspects that led to this collision and are seeking additional witnesses that may have information surrounding this collision. If you know about this collision, or know someone who does, you are asked to email or call Detective Dan Comnick at or (360) 757-2008.

WSP investigators released initial findings in a press memo about 5pm on the day of the crash. The crash occurred as a Subaru Impreza was making a left turn onto Main Street while northbound on Joe Moser Lane and a Chevrolet Tahoe eastbound on Main Street entered the intersection, striking the Subaru in the driver’s side. The driver of the Subaru was identified as Teresa Thompson, age 64, of Ferndale, and the WSP said she had been airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The driver of a Ferndale Police Department unmarked Chevrolet was identified as Officer William Hatchett, no age given, also of Ferndale.

Axtman said during a telephone interview that investigators determined Hatchett, although responding to a call and with his lights activated, failed to yield at a red light. No charges were expected according to the press memo.

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