Bothell man, 28, killed in Bellingham crash; driver arrested

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Bothell man, 28, killed in Bellingham crash; driver arrested
Bothell man, 28, killed in Bellingham crash; driver arrested

By David Rasbach / The Bellingham Herald

BELLINGHAM – Whatcom County Superior Court docket paperwork revealed the id of one in all two males who died in two deadly accidents on the streets of Bellingham Tuesday evening.

Addison J. Parker, 28, died when the silver Dodge Charger he was a passenger in left the road and crashed right into a tree close to the intersection of Woburn, Iowa and Yew Streets on Sept. 28, in line with court docket paperwork dated Friday October 1st. LexisNexis data present that Parker was from Bothell.

Within the wake of the crash that killed Parker, Bellingham Police booked Oscar Ali Bengoa-Alas, 24, of Bellingham into the Whatcom County Jail on Wednesday on suspicion of auto homicide, DUI and driving with a revoked driver’s license. Jail data present Bengoa-Alas is being held on bail as a substitute of $ 50,000.

The officers have been referred to as to the scene of the accident at 8:46 p.m. on Tuesday and located the charger on the facet after it collided with a tree simply previous the intersection, in line with a police report dated Wednesday night, September 29.

Witnesses reported two vehicles sped at excessive velocity east onto Iowa and thru the intersection at Woburn, the assertion stated. One of many vehicles crossed the intersection onto Yew, however the Charger misplaced management and hit the tree.

Police discovered Bengoa-Alas on the scene strolling and bleeding from his face with accidents attributable to the bridge of his nostril hitting the steering wheel, the assertion stated.

Witnesses informed police they noticed Bengoa-Alas being helped out of the automobile by individuals who have been within the different automobile concerned within the race, in line with court docket paperwork.

Officers additionally discovered Parker within the passenger seat of the automobile, who was being handled by medics for his critical accidents, the information launch stated, however he was pronounced lifeless on the scene. Parker was buckled up on the time of the accident, in line with court docket data.

“The investigation discovered that Bengoa-Alas confirmed indicators of poisoning and the officers developed one other probably motive to cost him with car homicide,” the assertion stated. “Bengoa-Alas was ruthless in driving his automobile after consuming intoxicating drink, which brought about an accident and fatally injured the passenger in his automobile.”

Bengoa-Alas was reportedly taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Bellingham for therapy for his accidents earlier than going to jail on Wednesday.

A 54-year-old male bicycle owner, whose title was not disclosed, died about an hour earlier in a separate accident on Mount Baker Freeway, the assertion stated. The bicycle owner was reportedly carrying darkish clothes in a darkish space of ​​the motorway, and the deadly accident revealed that the driving force had “no crime, negligence or recklessness”.

In response to the Washington State Division of Transportation’s Crash Information Portal, there have been 12 deaths on Whatcom County’s roads out of 10 deadly accidents to this point this yr, after there have been eight deadly accidents with eight deaths in 2020.