WSP Detectives seek witnesses to Hit and Run Collision

Snohomish County: On February 19, 2021 in the early morning hours, 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 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, WSP 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. Gajdos was later booked into the Snohomish County Jail for two counts of Felony Hit and run.

WSP 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