Alcohol said likely factor in fatal Bellingham-area crash

BELLINGHAM — The Washington State Patrol says alcohol was likely a factor in a deadly crash in Whatcom County on Tuesday morning.

Two young men were killed in the crash just north of Bellingham. A 23-year-old drove his vehicle over the centerline and collided head-on with a vehicle driven by a 20-year-old.

There were no passengers in either vehicle. The crash closed State Route 539 for the investigation.

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