Troopers Seek Driver in Fatal Hit and Run Crash

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Whatcom County, WA – On August 28th, 2016, Washington State Patrol Troopers responded to a fatal crash around 5:00 a.m. on Pole Road in Whatcom County, Washington.

According to a press release from the Washington State Patrol, investigators believe that Luciano Ailon-Garcia was driving a green, 2004 Ford Explorer Eastbound on Pole Road at an extremely high rate of speed.

Wanted: Luciano Ailon-Garcia

State Patrol Traffic Investigators believe that  Mr.  Ailon-Garcia failed to negotiate a left-hand curve in the roadway and the Ford Explorer traveled off the roadway and vaulted approximately 80-feet, coming to rest in a raspberry field.

One passenger was ejected from the vehicle as it came to rest and died at the scene. A second passenger suffered fractures to his ribs as a result of the crash.   Troopers say, Ailon-Garcia fled the crash scene on foot without providing care for the injured.

Photo: WSP

A felony warrant was issued on March 21st, 2017  for Ailon-Garcia for investigation of Hit and Run Death, Vehicular Homicide and Vehicular Assault.

Detective believe Ailon-Garcia may still be living in the Whatcom County area.  His last known address was in the 900 block of Birch Bay Lynden Road.

Ailon-Garcia is described as a 4’10” Hispanic male, weighing 170 pounds. He has brown eyes, black hair and medium skin tone.


Troopers caution the public, not to approach the suspect.  If you have any information, you are asked to contact the Washington State Patrol, Criminal Investigation Division’s Marysville Office at (360) 654-1140.   You can also email Detective Jeffrey Rhue at Reference case #07-16-025388.


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Chris Nelson
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