Two dead in head-on collission near Bellingham
BELLINGHAM - Two people are dead after a head-on collision this morning just north of Bellingham.
Around 12:15 a.m., Washington State Patrol troopers responded to the accident on State Route 539, also known as Guide Meridian Rd, and Smith Rd.
Troopers say an SUV driven by a 23-year old Ferndale man was driving northbound at a high rate of speed. Witnesses say the man was driving erratically and was using all lanes to get around traffic.
The SUV driver crossed the center line and stuck a Honda Civic driven by a 20-year old man from Lynden. That driver died at the scene.
The suspect was transported to St. Joe's Hospital in Bellingham, but died a short time later.
Troopers believe the causing driver may have been drinking prior to the accident.