Bellingham, WA – The Washington State Patrol responded to a fatal Motor Vehicle Collision involving a pedestrian on Northbound State Route 539, just South of Smith Road around 11:00 p.m. on July 23rd, 2019.
According to information from Trooper Axtman, Whatcom County 9-1-1 Agencies received multiple 9-1-1 calls about a pedestrian in and out of traffic that was nearly struck by several vehicles prior to receiving a 9-1-1 call about the pedestrian being stuck by a vehicle.
Troopers say the pedestrian died at the scene and the driver of the vehicle showed no signs of impairment. Troopers have not identified the pedestrian pending notification of next of kin.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation. The Roadway is projected to be closed until around 2:00 a.m. while Troopers investigate the crash.