Grieving family wants to know if another driver was involved in fatal crash — and left scene
MARYSVILLE – New details are emerging about the driver who died in a violent car crash in Marysville early Tuesday morning.
The driver’s family says 22-year-old Alex Bizyayev died just five minutes from his home.
Police think Bizyayev and another driver may have been racing along Smokey Point Boulevard before the wreck.
Cars were Alex’s passion: His family says he worked tirelessly on his blue Honda Accord. But in the early hours on Tuesday, the 22-year-old crashed into a light pole – police believe he may have been racing with another driver.
“We have spoken to one witness who indicates that there was a race going on prior to the vehicle colliding,” said Cmdr. Robb Lamoureux of the Marysville Police Department, “At this point we have one vehicle, we’re looking for a second vehicle.”
Police say the other driver may have fled the scene. Alex’s family is pleading for that person to come forward.
“He was either racing or trying to pass, and whatever happened, I want what happened to be known,” said Alex’s sister, Yelena Bizyayeva.
“He definitely loved children,” Yelena said of her brother. “He’d have done anything for his nieces.”
Alex’s parents and siblings left flowers and balloons at the crash site.
“The guy should have stopped and at least called before he kept going,” said Yelena.
An autopsy and toxicology exam is scheduled.
Alex's family is pleading for justice.
“All I want is for him to be caught,” Yelena of the suspected other driver.
Investigators are asking tipsters to call detectives at 360-363-8350.