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September 12, 2013 at 10:24 PM

Driver suspected in I-405 vehicular homicide was driving more than 100 mph

A fatal, three-car pileup on Interstate 405 is being investigated as a vehicular homicide. (Washington State Patrol)

A fatal, three-car pileup on Interstate 405 is being investigated as a vehicular homicide. (Washington State Patrol)

A fatal, three-car pileup on Interstate 405 is being investigated as a vehicular homicide. (Washington State Patrol)

The driver who caused the fatal crash on Interstate 405 may have been high on meth when he was going at more than 100 miles per hour and slammed into the back end of a BMW, which rolled and caught fire, killing the driver.

The driver of the Audi was arrested on suspicion of vehicular homicide.

UPDATE: 10:43 p.m. | The fatal car crash on Interstate 405 is now being investigated as a vehicular homicide, according to a tweet from State Patrol spokesman Chris Webb.

“Another vehicle may have assisted in the collision,” Webb said.

The crash is under further investigation.

ORIGINAL POST | A driver was killed in a car accident on Interstate 405 in Bellevue when the driver’s vehicle rolled “several times,” according to State Patrol spokesman Chris Webb.

The driver died at the scene when the car rolled and caught fire, Webb tweeted. Two other vehicles were involved in the crash, which is blocking all southbound lanes of the highway, he said. Northbound lanes are facing a “heavy backup,” according to the Department of Transportation.

Webb tweeted that the car that rolled had been seen driving at a “high rate.”

This post will be updated when more information becomes available.

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