A Blaine man has died in an apparent suicide after crashing his truck on Marine Drive.
According to Washington State Patrol (WSP) trooper Mark Francis, 30-year-old Kyle Green called his ex-girlfriend and told her he was going to kill himself by driving off the pier at 11:53 p.m. on May 22. The woman immediately called the police. An officer was dispatched to look for Green’s vehicle, a red Chevy pickup truck. The officer spotted the truck and approached the vehicle, but Green quickly drove away.
Green led police on a high-speed chase down Marine Drive. Near the 300 block of Marine Drive, he drove into barricades installed to prevent vehicular access to the pier. The truck rolled into the water and landed on its roof.
Blaine Police officers attempted to reach the driver in time, but were unsuccessful. It took nearly 10 minutes from the crash for the fire department to arrive with hydraulic rescue tools to remove the car doors.
Green was pronounced dead at the scene. The Whatcom County Medical Examiner’s office said Green died from drowning and not injuries from the wreck. Alcohol and drug tests are pending lab results. WSP is investigating. Francis said the department is treating the incident as a possible suicide.