Blaine driver gets 4 years for crash where he fled dying bicyclist

A driver must serve four years in prison for fleeing a crash that killed a bicyclist last year in Blaine, a Whatcom County judge ruled Wednesday, March 30. A pickup driven by Andrey Sergeyvich Kirichkov, 27, crashed into a man on a bike around 5:30 p.m. Jan. 22, 2015, at the intersection of State Route 543 and H Street . That evening Benton had been wearing dark clothes, and he did not have a helmet on.