Woman in fatal Mountlake Terrace crash, fire identified

Courtney Larreinaga died from thermal burns and smoke inhalation, according to the medical examiner.

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE — A Mountlake Terrace woman who died Monday morning when she crashed her car into a house, causing a fire, has been identified.

Courtney A. Larreinaga, 27, veered off the road in Mountlake Terrace and crashed through a telephone pole, a fence and into a house.

The vehicle caught fire, and flames spread to the two-story home at 220th Street SW and 44th Avenue W, said Mountlake Terrace police Cmdr. Pat Lowe.

Larreinaga died at the scene from thermal burns and smoke inhalation, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office.

An online fundraiser says she left behind a husband and four young children, ages 1, 4, 6 and 7.

A woman who lived inside the house escaped without any significant injuries. She was taken to a hospital for smoke exposure as a precaution, South County Fire spokesperson Leslie Hynes said. A man who lived there as well was not home at the time.

Firefighters quickly extinguished the flames, but the house is uninhabitable, Hynes said on the day of the fire. The Red Cross responded to assist the couple who live there.

Mountlake Terrace police could not be reached to provide an update on the investigation Thursday afternoon.

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