(BELLINGHAMHERALD) — BELLINGHAM - Dragan Skrobonja bumped into a few post-midnight revelers outside a bar on East Chestnut Street early on Memorial Day.
They knew Skrobonja casually; he'd long been a familiar face in Bellingham's nightlife crowd. So they invited him to hang out after-hours at an apartment up the hill. But first the group split up for a quick pit stop, to grab beer to go from the Up & Up tavern at 1234 N. State St.
Skrobonja, 37, trailed the others by about 10 paces as he walked down the sidewalk.
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Then tires squealed.
Before Skrobonja could react, the headlights of a heavy-duty pickup truck bore down on him.