Two people die in car crash on Birch Bay-Lynden Road

A driver and a passenger inside a 1998 Mercedes-Benz sedan died after the Mercedes drifted off of Birch Bay-Lynden Road and struck a tree early Sunday morning, March 29.

The Mercedes was traveling westbound on the 3600 block of Birch Bay-Lynden Road at about 2:23 a.m. when it crossed the center line and went off the road into a field, said Sgt. Steve Gatterman of the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office.

Eventually the car struck a tree, which toppled upon impact and fell on the front end of the car. The driver and the front seat passen-ger were pronounced dead on the scene, Gatterman said.

A third backseat passenger was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

The names of the victims are being withheld until next of kin are notified, Gatterman said.

The cause of the crash was under investigation Sunday afternoon.