Two people were killed after a car crashed into a tree in Auburn on Wednesday morning.
The crash happened at East Valley Highway (83rd Avenue South) and South 277th Street just after 5:30 a.m. When first responders arrived they say the vehicle was “fully engulfed in flames.”
King County Sheriff's Sgt. Ryan Abbott says the vehicle was traveling northbound at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control and hit a tree.
“The wheels from the vehicle are about 100 feet away from the vehicle itself,” Sgt. Abbott said.
Scene video: Two killed after car hits tree in Auburn
Authorities haven’t determined the type of vehicle, or if the victims are male or female because the fire was so extreme.
“You can’t really tell, because of the fire, what type of vehicle. Originally, they (investigators) told me it was a BMW, but that’s the only information we have,” Sgt. Abbott said.
One southbound and one northbound lane of East Valley Highway is open. The road will be closed for several hours for an investigation.