Interim Lynden police chief hit by car dies from injuries

LYNDEN, Wash. — The interim police chief with the Lynden Police Department who was hit by a car Tuesday has died.

In a news release, troopers said Michael Knapp was crossing the street near Grover and 4th streets at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday when a car hit him.

According to troopers, the headlights of the car that struck Knapp were turned off.

The Bellingham Herald reported that the 19-year-old driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with investigators.

Knapp was flown to Harborview Medical Center to be treated for his critically injuries.

On Wednesday, he died from his injuries.

His family released this statement.

"Michael was a family man that touched many and will be sorely missed.  He offered so much to his family, friends and community. Thank you for allowing us this private time to cherish his memories and life.  There will be a celebration of his life at a future date.

The crash is still under investigation.

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