According to the Washington State Patrol, a motor vehicle accident was reported in Bellingham on Thursday night. 

The officials stated that the crash happened south of Lakeway Drive near the York District at around 9 p.m. 

The officials reported that 45-year-old Joel Hansen was traveling on a motorcycle when a vehicle struck him and he was thrown on the ground. 

Three other vehicles were involved in the crash which fled the scene after failing to render aid. 

One of the vehicles stopped and checked on the motorcyclist. 

The officials declared him dead at the scene upon the arrival of the officers. 

The officers are looking for the suspect. 

No additional information regarding the fatal crash was reported by the WSP. 

October 8, 2022

Source: Kiro 7

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