WSP: Car slams into tree after passing cars at 100 mph down interstate

LACEY, Wash. - Troopers believe speed may be to blame when a 20 year-old man from Oregon slammed his car into a tree Sunday morning near Lacey.

According to the Washington State Patrol, the driver was headed south on Interstate 5 near Martin Way when he collided with the tree.

Trooper Guy Gill of the WSP says witnesses reported seeing the car pass at more than 100 mph before the crash.

Gill says fortunately the driver of the car did not suffer life-threatening injuries and he was able to speak with troopers on the scene.

A tow truck responded to remove the car. WSP continues to investigate.