Power poles wiped out in fatal Burien crash

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BURIEN, Wash. - Crews worked to restore power to a Burien neighborhood after power poles were hit in a fatal rollover crash.

The crash happened around 12:30 a.m. Thursday in the 200 block of Southwest 130th Street.

Investigators with the King County Sheriff’s Office said the driver, a white man about 27 or 28 years old, was speeding on the small paved road.

He hit a truck, struck two light poles and rolled over an embankment.

See photos of the crash scene here.

Neighbors came out after hearing the crash and saw the driver bleeding on the ground.

"I came out here, power lines were down, and I noticed someone lying in the road.  He was actually still alive, but looked like he was in pretty bad shape. He was was still breathing," said witness Tim Halsey.

The man died shortly after medics arrived.

Luggage that was in the car had an Sea-Tac Airport tag dated May 2. It is possible the driver was trying to make a flight, but that has not been confirmed.

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