Backups had begun to form before first responders arrived.
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He was arrested and booked into jail on suspicion of 8 different charges.
The BNSF train was heading northbound after having just passed through Ferndale .
There was a debris trail leading from the northbound lanes of I-5 through a knocked down fence to where the vehicle ended up.
The collision occurred about an hour after sunset.
Traffic was backed up for over a mile within 15 minutes of the first crash.
An affidavit from a WSP trooper provided details of the crash and investigation.
A 73-year-old Blaine man was declared dead at the scene.
The driver had prior felony convictions for fleeing law enforcement.