A Driver Flees A Deadly Crash On Foot & The Hunt To Bring Him To Justice Continues

Luciano Ailon-Garcia has been charged with vehicular manslaughter and ranks among the Washington State Patrol's Most Wanted.

April 02, 2019
Luciano Ailon-Garcia [Washington State Patrol]

Photo by: Luciano Ailon-Garcia [Washington State Patrol]

Luciano Ailon-Garcia [Washington State Patrol]

By: Michelle Sigona

LYNDEN, WA — On August 28, 2016, authorities say Luciano Ailon-Garcia lost control of a Ford Explorer he was driving dangerously over the speed limit, causing the vehicle to fly 80 feet off the road and crash in a raspberry field.

The impact killed passenger Georgianna James, 32, and seriously injured another unidentified person who had also been in the vehicle. When responders showed up to the accident site, though, Ailon-Garcia was nowhere to be found. He had taken off on foot, and no one has seen him since.

The vehicle [Washington State Patrol]

Photo by: The vehicle [Washington State Patrol]

The vehicle [Washington State Patrol]

Since fleeing, Ailon-Garcia has been charged with Hit and Run Death, Vehicular Homicide, and Vehicular Assault, and ranks among the Washington State Patrol’s Most Wanted.

He is also considered to be dangerous. Detectives believe Ailon-Garcia might still live in Whatcom County.


  • Weight: 170 pounds
  • Height: 4 feet, 10 inches
  • Sex: Male
  • Race: Hispanic
  • Hair: Black
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Place of birth: Guatemala
  • Date of birth: January 8, 1986 or 1985
  • Aliases used: Luciano A. Garcia or Luis Garcia-Mendoza
  • Last known address: 920 Birch Bay Lynden Road, Lynden, WA 98264
  • Date of warrant: March 21, 2017

If you know anything about this case, please contact our hotline (833-3-PURSUE) or submit a tip online.

For more on this case, watch the “Stolen Life” episode of In Pursuit With John Walsh on Wednesday, April 3 at 10/9c on Investigation Discovery! Or catch up on ID GO.

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