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Federal Way man dies in vehicle crash along Military Road South

King County Medical Examiners have identified the man as 23-year-old Jonathen D. Thompson.

A 23-year-old Federal Way man who died after crashing into a power pole along Military Road South on Sunday night has been identified by medical examiners.

King County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the 23-year-old driver as Jonathen D. Thompson. His cause of death was multiple blunt force injuries and has been ruled an accident, medical examiners said.

Around 9:15 p.m. Nov. 8, South King Fire and Rescue crews and King County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a single vehicle crash near the 36000 block of Military Road South in Auburn near Five Mile Lake.

The vehicle was traveling southbound when it left the roadway and struck a utility pole. The driver was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene, said Sgt. Tim Meyer, media relations officer for the King County Sheriff’s Office.

Speed and possible impairment may have been contributing factors, Meyer said. The incident is still under investigation by the county’s Major Accident Response and Reconstruction (MARR) unit.

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