Mother in ‘very critical condition’ after Lakeway Drive crash in Bellingham

A Bellingham woman remained in “very critical” condition at Harborview Medical Center on Thursday evening, Feb. 26, a day after a serious three-car crash on Lakeway Drive.

Lindsay Holliday, 29, had been sitting in the passenger seat of a Pontiac Grand Prix around 4:20 p.m. Wednesday when the driver, her fiancé Darrell Robert Lee Haught, 28, lost control of the car on Lakeway at Queen Street. The westbound Grand Prix rear-ended a Honda, causing minor damage.

Then the Grand Prix went spinning about 180 degrees into an eastbound Ford F-150, striking the pickup on its front passenger side. Two children in the Pontiac’s back seat, a 3-year-old girl and a 3-week-old boy, were unharmed. Holliday was rushed to Harborview in Seattle with life-threatening injuries.

Police arrested Haught on suspicion of vehicular assault and driving without a valid license. He was being held Thursday in Whatcom County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail. Police suspect Haught was driving erratically before the crash, said Lt. Bob Vander Yacht. Haught told a reporter he lost control on the wet road.

Drivers of the other two cars weren’t hurt.

Haught and Holliday had plans to get married in summer.

Anyone who witnessed the crash, or saw the teal Grand Prix on Lakeway beforehand, is asked to call the Bellingham Police Department’s traffic division at 360-778-8626.