Washington State Patrol releases name of woman killed in Badger Road crash

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDOctober 5, 2013 

Washington State Patrol has released the name of the woman killed in a rollover crash on Friday evening, Oct. 4, on West Badger Road west of Lynden.

Desirae Garrison-Jones, 18, of Lynden was killed when the car she was a passenger in went off the road, flipped and crashed into a power pole on the passenger side. The pole sheared and landed on top of the overturned car.

Authorities suspect the driver, Curtis J. Guerrero-Marquez, 20, of Lynden, was high on marijuana and racing his black 1995 Acura Integra westbound at 5:55 p.m. when he went off the road to the left near Markworth Road, said Trooper Mark Francis.

Garrison-Jones was pronounced dead at the scene. Guerrero-Marquez was taken to St. Joseph hospital with serious injuries; he was booked into Whatcom County Jail late Friday on investigation of vehicular homicide. Both were wearing seatbelts.

The driver admitted to racing another car and smoking marijuana before driving, Francis said. Troopers found drug paraphernalia in his car.

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