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U.S. Porsche driver arrested, released as probe continues into fatal Peace Arch border crash

RCMP say a man from Washington state has been arrested and released from custody as the investigation continues into a deadly crash near the Peace Arch border crossing.
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SURREY, B.C. — RCMP say a man from Washington state has been arrested and released from custody as the investigation continues into a deadly crash near the Peace Arch border crossing in British Columbia.

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Mounties in Surrey say at about 11:30 a.m. on Thursday they responded to a two-vehicle collision on Highway 99 only a few hundred metres north of the border crossing.

Investigators determined a Porsche SUV collided into a Toyota van, causing the van to burst into flames.

The driver of the Porsche, a man from Washington state, was arrested by Surrey RCMP at the scene and transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

RCMP say in consultation with the BC Prosecution Service, the driver has been released from police custody as the investigation continues.

The other driver was pronounced dead at the scene and investigators are working with the BC Coroners Service to identify the individual.

Southbound traffic into the United States resumed within hours of the crash, while northbound traffic began moving through the Canadian crossing late Thursday night.