Bellingham man killed while trying to free car from snow

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDFebruary 23, 2014 

SUDDEN VALLEY - A Bellingham man was killed while trying to get his car up a steep hill in Sudden Valley Sunday afternoon, Feb. 23, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The man, in his 60s, struggled to get his Honda Accord up a snowy hill near Loganberry Lane around 2:15 p.m., Trooper Mark Francis said.

Another man offered to help him up the hill, but he declined the aid.

The man then tried to back up, when he realized he couldn't see out of his rear window. He set the emergency brake and went to brush the snow off the back of the car, when the vehicle started to slide and ran him over, trapping him in a nearby ditch, Francis said.

Witnesses pulled the man out and tried to perform CPR, but he was unresponsive and died at the scene, Francis said.

The man's name was not immediately released.

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