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1 dead, 1 injured when car crashes into telephone pole

One person died and another was injured Saturday when their vehicle hit a telephone pole on S.E. 296th Street in Auburn, according to the Valley Regional Fire Authority.
One person died and another was injured Saturday when their vehicle hit a telephone pole on S.E. 296th Street in Auburn, according to the Valley Regional Fire Authority. Courtesy

One person died and another was injured Saturday when their vehicle hit a telephone pole on S.E. 296th Street in Auburn, according to the Valley Regional Fire Authority.

The car was found overturned and entangled in a chain-link fence, according to a statement released Saturday night by the fire department. Witnesses told fire fighters the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed and lost control on the wet and slushy road.

Fire fighters administered first aid, but one of the patient died from their injuries. The other was transported to Harborview Medical Center.

Auburn Police investigated the wreck.

Craig Hill: 253-597-8497
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