Kent Police believe an impaired driver crashed his car early Sunday morning, killing his passenger.

Just after 1:30 a.m. Sunday, the 20-year-old driver crashed his car into a telephone pole in the 24800 block of 148th Avenue Southeast.

He taken to Harborview Medical Center, but his female passenger died at the scene.

Preliminary investigation found that speed and possible driver impairment were factors in the crash.

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