Acting Captain Rob Huss
Government and Media Relations
(360) 596-4010 – office
(360) 596-4015 – fax
*** For Immediate Release***
May 10, 2012
Contact: Trooper Brandon Lee
Phone: (360) 654-1200
State Patrol Detectives Seek Witnesses in Whatcom County Fatality Collision
The Washington State Patrol Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.) is investigating the car/dump truck fatality collision that occurred at approximately 7:15 a.m. last Friday, May 4, 2012, on SR 544 in Whatcom County.
A Honda Accord was traveling east on the highway when it crossed the centerline near Mecklem Road and collided head-on with a westbound empty Kenworth dump truck. The driver and one passenger in the Honda died as a result of their injuries. One additional passenger in the Honda and the driver of the truck were injured. A witness to part of the event told detectives that there was traffic in the area.
Detectives are seeking additional witnesses to the collision and any event leading up to it. If you saw or heard anything, or know someone that did, please call M.A.I.T Detective Sergeant Jerry Cooper at (360) 805-1192 or Detective Ed Collins at (360) 805-1194.