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Speeding driver killed after hitting a power pole near Puyallup park, police say

A 34-year-old man died Wednesday after crashing into a power pole near a park in Puyallup, police said.

The man has not been identified.

Officers said the driver was traveling on 7th Street Southeast around 8 p.m. when he lost control near Bradley Lake Park, and his car struck the pole and flipped.

He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police closed 7th Street Southeast from the 2700 block to the 3100 block during the investigation, which determined that the driver was speeding.

No one else was injured.

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