• Man arrested in Bellingham DUI crash that killed his passenger

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    BELLINGHAM, Wash. - A 32-year-old man was arrested early Friday in connection with a crash that killed a passenger who was in the car he was driving.

    Police said 32-year-old Jesse Silva Jr. was driving in the 9400 block of Weidkamp Road in Bellingham at about 3:20 a.m. when Silva crashed. 

    His passenger, 34-year-old Jason Crabtree, was thrown from the car and impaled on a split-rail fence.

    Silva was booked into the Whatcom County Jail on charges of reckless driving, DUI and vehicular homicide.

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