Excessive speed is being blamed for a fiery crash that killed one person early Sunday south of Blaine, authorities said.
Identification of the victim was being withheld until relatives could be notified, the Washington State Patrol said.
A report on the 6:08 a.m. incident said the victim was driving a green 2004 BMW 330 on northbound Interstate 5 about 1 mile south of Blaine when the car left the freeway and drove in the median for several hundred feet.
According to the state patrol report, the car struck a guardrail and sailed into the air, crashing onto West Road about 20 feet below I-5. The car continued north on West Road for 100 feet, landing on its top engulfed in flames.
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No seat belt was worn, and the driver was dead at the scene, the state patrol said.