A Bellingham woman is dead and the driver is being sought on charges of fleeing the single-car wreck early Sunday, Aug. 28, northeast of Ferndale.
Georgianna M. James, 32, was killed when she was thrown from a green 2004 Ford Explorer as it crashed at 500 W. Pole Road around 7:30 a.m., according to a Washington State Patrol report. She wasn’t wearing a seat belt.
Authorities are seeking the driver of the SUV, who fled.
“We’re still trying to track down who she was with,” said Sgt. Mark Francis of the state patrol.
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Investigators said the SUV was eastbound on a straightaway between two sharp curves and drifted to the right, slamming into a ditch.
Excessive speed was cited as the cause of the wreck, and charges are pending against the driver, the state patrol said.