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May 8, 2014 at 9:38 AM

Seattle man killed in high-speed Burien crash

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Wreckage of a Seattle man’s car after he was killed in an accident in Burien early Thursday morning. (King County Sheriff’s Office photo)

UPDATE, 6:45 p.m. |  The man who was killed early this morning after a high-speed crash in Burien has been identified as Joshua Ellis, 28, of Seattle, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.

UPDATE, 11:38 a.m. | A 28-year-old Seattle man was killed early this morning when his car struck a utility pole in Burien, the King County Sheriff’s Office said.

The victim was driving an Acura sedan around 12:35 a.m. when he lost control of the vehicle at Southwest 130th Street and Second Avenue Southwest and struck a light pole.

The Acura then hit a parked construction truck and trailer, causing the Acura to roll, the sheriff’s office said.

As the Acura rolled, it hit a power pole, breaking the pole into several pieces.

The driver was ejected from the Acura and died, the sheriff’s office said. His identify has not been released.

Original post:

The Associated Press

BURIEN — A man was killed in a high-speed crash early Thursday in Burien.

King County sheriff’s deputies told KOMO the SUV slammed into a truck and two utility poles.

The crash happened around 12:30 a.m. at Southwest 130th Street and Second Avenue Southwest.

The driver was ejected and died at the scene.

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