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Person killed when vehicle catches fire after flipping, crashing into Renton yard

The Renton Police Department said the deadly crash happened near 126th Avenue and SE Petrovitsky Road around 10:30 p.m.

RENTON, Wash. — One person has died after a car flipped over, landed in the yard of a Renton residence and caught fire Tuesday night.

The Renton Police Department said the deadly crash happened near 126th Avenue and SE Petrovitsky Road around 10:30 p.m.

The vehicle landed on top of a retaining wall and an unoccupied motorhome parked in the yard, Renton police tweeted.

Police are still investigating but said excessive speed may have caused the crash. The driver was the only person in the vehicle at the time of the crash.

The roadway was closed for several hours before reopening around 4:30 a.m.

This story will be updated when more information becomes available.