The driver of a black BMW was killed in a fiery crash while reportedly fleeing Clackamas County Sheriff’s deputies in Wilsonville early Sunday morning.
The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office stated the unnamed person was recorded driving faster than 100 mph on the southbound side of I-5 when authorities gave chase near Boeckman Road.
“Deputies attempted to pull over the speeding vehicle, which was ‘blacked out,’ meaning it had no lights on,” the sheriff’s office said in a press release.
After taking the next exit onto Wilsonville Road, the driver traveled less than a mile before crashing into a tree on Southwest Brown Road, where the car erupted into flames. The crash occurred shortly after 1:45 a.m. Sunday.
KOIN News shared viewer-submitted cellphone footage of the fiery scene:
“Deputies attempted to extinguish the fire, but the driver, the only person in the car, did not survive,” deputies reported.
The sheriff’s office said it has not yet been able to confirm the identity of the driver.
Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue and American Medical Rescue, or AMR, personnel responded to the scene and extinguished the fire.
Police are still investigating the cause of the fatal crash.
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