One dies in I-405 accident, another arrested

One dies in I-405 accident, another arrested

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One dies in I-405 accident, another arrested

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by KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on September 13, 2013 at 5:27 AM

BELLEVUE, Wash. --  One person died in an accident Thursday night along I-405, and troopers say the driver at fault was under the influence of drugs, possibly methamphetamine.

 It happened at about 9:45 p.m., just south of the Main Street overpass on I-405 southbound.
 
A spokesperson for Washington State Patrol says the driver of an Audi was going more than 100 miles per hour when that driver hit a BMW from behind.
 
The BMW then started rolling, caught fire, and came to rest on the shoulder of I-405.  Troopers say the driver of that car died on the scene.
 
Two other vehicles were also hit, but the drivers of those cars were not hurt.
 
The driver of the Audi and a passenger in that car were both taken to Overlake Hospital Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
 
Just after midnight, Washington State Patrol said the Audi driver has been arrested for vehicular homicide.  They believe that driver may have been using methamphetamine.
 
Troopers hoped to re-open the roadway by three a.m.

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