UPDATE: Rollover accident kills 28-year old man in Burien


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The King County Sheriff’s Office says that at about 12:35 a.m. on Thursday (May 8), a 28-year old Seattle man died from injuries sustained during a collision at SW 130th Street and 2 Ave SW in Burien.

Police say that the victim, driving an Acura sedan, was driving east on SW 130 Street crossing the intersection of 4th Ave SW when his vehicle bottomed out in the intersection. The driver lost control of his vehicle as it left the roadway and collided with a light pole. The vehicle continued its course to hit a large, parked construction truck and trailer causing the sedan to roll. As the vehicle rolled, it then hit a power pole breaking it into several pieces.

The car’s roof was crushed due to the vehicle’s rolling, and the driver was ejected from the vehicle. The Seattle man sustained fatal injuries from the collision.

The King County Sheriff’s Office major accident reconstruction detectives are investigating the collision and the King County Medical Examiner’s Office will identify the man and provide cause of death.

PREVIOUSLY:

A man in his 20s was killed in a fatal rollover accident that knocked power out to some homes in Burien early Thursday morning, May 8.

Police say that the driver was speeding near the intersection of SW 130th Street and 2nd Ave SW around 12:30 a.m. Thursday morning when he lost control, crashed into a parked truck and knocked down a utility pole.

The violent crash sent the car rolling and the driver – who was likely not wearing a seat belt – was thrown from the vehicle and killed.

Seattle City Light is on the scene, and is estimating power restoration around 10 a.m.

The identity of the victim has not been released.

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2 Responses to “UPDATE: Rollover accident kills 28-year old man in Burien”
  1. Amp'd says:

    Seems a lot to have happen in a posted 35? speed limit zone.
    condolences…

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    • timot says:

      I live on the street and it is a 25mph zone. It was pretty shocking. Hit one power pole as he was going East then went between a construction truck and bank on the South side of the street. Went up the bank and hit the second pole. Looking at the wreckage after it was turned over it looked like it should have been survivable. Also, there was luggage thrown everywhere so we all assumed he was on the way to the airport. I don’t think he was wearing his seatbelt.

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