Cyclist killed in hit-and-run at Pacific Highway crossing

A 53-year-old man was killed in a hit-and-run accident while riding his bicycle near the Pacific Highway truck crossing on January 22.

The cyclist was attempting to cross the highway diagonally at the H Street intersection when he was struck by a pickup truck. The driver of the truck continued heading north after the accident. Witnesses later reported seeing a pickup truck matching the description driving west on D Street.

Three hours after the accident, 26-year-old Blaine resident Andrey Kirichkov turned himself in to state troopers.

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  1. IM A FRIEND TO THAT PERSON WHO GOT KILLED BY A HIT AND RUN THAT PERSON HAS NO CARE FOR SOMEONE LIFE CUZ IF HE DID MAYBE MY FRIEND DOUG WOULD STILL BE ALIVE PEOPLE LIKE THAT GUY WHO HIT AND RUN AND LEAVE THE SCENE OF ACCIDENT SHOULD BE CHARGED VEHICULAR MANSLAUGHTER JANUARY 23 2015 1:20AM THANK YOU JULIE

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    • That person doesn’t care for someone’s life because they hit them and got so scared they didn’t know what to do and then turned themselves in 3 hours later? It’s not that guys fault you’re friend crossed the intersection diagonally, was wearing all dark clothes, and obviously didn’t look both ways before crossing. And him stopping doesn’t have anything to do with Doug surviving. There were witnesses at the scene. The kid isn’t a doctor so he couldn’t have done anything for him. He is going to have to live the rest of his life knowing that he killed someone. All because your friend made a dumb decision.

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      • Dear Ryan,
        There has been more than one person in this town killed by a driver, who then left the scene. Sometimes to never be found… There IS NO EXCUSE for Anyone to Run over a Human and NOT STOP!!!!!
        I Dare You to Look In Doug’s families eyes and say those Pathetic words!
        Unless you are as Pathetic as the Coward, who ran home and hid for 3 hours to do what???????????????????????????
        No one with half a brain could defend this Murderer, I hope he becomes very popular in prison! That is where he should ROT for the rest of his life.

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  2. TODAY WAS A SAD DAY IN WHATCOM COUNTY ON JAN22ND OF 2015 IN BLAINE,WASH. TODAY ALONG TIME WAS KILLED BY A RESIDENT OF BLAINE A LONG TIME FISHERMAN OF BLAINE DIED FRPM A HIT & RUN WITH A TRUCK FROM A CITIZEN OF BLAINE A 26 YEAR OLD GUY. THE PERSON WHO DID THE HIT & RUN KNEW HE HIT SOMEONE WITH THE FRONT OF HIS TRUCK MY FRIEND OLIVER BENTEN WHO DIED AT THE SCENE.THE INDIVIDUAL HIT DOULAS OLIVER BWNTEN WITH HIS TRUCK THAN LEFT THE SCENE AS MY FRIEND WAS LAYING THERE PRACTICALY IM AURE BARELY ALIVE..IF THE GUY FROM BLAINE HAD BEEN DESCENT ENOUGH TO CALL AN AMBULANCE AFTER HE HIT DOUGLAS OLIVER BENTEN ( LONG TIME FRIEND).HE WOULDVE MAYBE HAD A CHANCE FOR HELP AS HE SLOWLY DIES WITH SERIOUS HEAD INJURY . THIS INDIVIDUAL KNEW DAMN QELL HE HIT A HUMAN BEING ESPECIALLY THAT THIS DOUGLAS QAS OVWR 6FT TALL ON HIS BIKE CROSSING AN INTERSECTION ON PACIFIC HWY & ” H” STREET ..THIS INDIVIDUAL WHO AUSED THE DEATH OF MY FRIEND DOUGLAS OLVER BENTON SHOULD BE CHARGED WITH VEHICULAR MANSLAUGHTER A FELONY & DO TIME FOR THIS HELLACIOUS CRIME ..ESPECIALLY THAT HE TURNED HIMSELF IN 72 HOURS LATER..IM SAPWAKING FOR MY FRIEND DOUGLAS OLIVER BENTEN..GOD REAT HIS SOUL & HELL BE MISSED EVEN WHEN DOUGIE WAS BEING DOUGIE..SINCERELY, ANGIE HORGDAL ON JAN 23RD, 2015 @ 1:47 AM……

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  3. I know that this is really sad about the hit but why do ya’ll gotta make such a big deal over it? Remember this: Innocent people die all the time, it can’t be stopped. My prayers out to him though.

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  4. This is how they do it in Russia. Run and hide. His actions were based on his cultural upbringing to go flee to safety rather than deal with police.

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  5. I am trying to find funeral arrangements and the like about Dougie? Not sure who to contact? please if anyone reads this and knows, pass me a email? Tandy33jb@gmail.com.. thank you. Jesus be with Doug and his family, his son, his sister, his ex wife… We will miss him. He was a intricate part of this small towns personal flavor… God bless.

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  6. Are preys are with the family of this person. We use to live right next door to him and we will miss him a lot.

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