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Washington State Patrol detectives seek fatal Bothell hit and run collision witnesses

Washington State Patrol detectives are looking for witnesses to a February 19, 2021, hit and run collision that occurred along State Route 524 near Nellis Road in Bothell. Anyone that may have seen the vehicle driving in the area, or of the pedestrians in the area are urged contact them.
Photo of suspect vehicle after collision. Photo courtesy of Washington State Patrol.

From a February 20, 2021, Washington State Patrol press release.

In the early morning hours of Friday, February 19, 2021, two pedestrians walking along State Route 524 near Nellis Road in Bothell were struck and killed by a silver Chevrolet Malibu traveling westbound driven by an Alec Gajdos.

The Chevrolet Malibu had substantial damage to the right front and right side of the windshield. 

Gajdos advised troopers he was on his way to work when he believed he struck a garbage can. He continued to work without stopping.

After completing his shift at work Gajdos drove home, while en route his residence in Bothell he stopped at a gas station. Unknown to him, Washington State Patrol Troopers were at the gas station reviewing surveillance video footage.

The Trooper at the gas station was made aware of the vehicle with substantial damage and the Trooper detained and questioned Gajdos. He was later booked into the Snohomish County Jail for two counts of Felony Hit and run.

Washington State Patrol detectives are looking for witnesses to the collision and anyone that may have seen the vehicle driving in the area, or of the pedestrians in the area.

If you have any information to provide, please contact Trooper Rocky Oliphant at (425)923-6244 or Rocky.Oliphant@wsp.wa.gov.

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