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Parkland burglary suspect bolts from traffic stop, dies in crash

The flying car hit and damaged several cars in the Chevy dealership before coming to a stop. The driver died at the scene. (Photo courtesy Detective Ed Troyer Twitter)
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A 19-year-old burglary suspect died after driving away from a traffic stop early Tuesday morning in Parkland.

Pierce County Detective Ed Troyer said the man was suspected of burglarizing a coffee stand at 139th and Pacific Avenue. A witness got a description of the car, and deputy tried to pull him over.

"The driver immediately fled, probably got the vehicle up to 90 to 100 miles an hour, and within a minute or so left the roadway, hit a telephone pole, ejected himself from the car, and he's dead here at the scene," Troyer said. "The car landed in a car lot."

The flying car hit and damaged several cars in the Chevy dealership before coming to a stop.

The driver was not wearing a seat belt.

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Chris Sullivan is a traffic reporter for KIRO Radio 97.3 FM. He cares deeply about the amount of time you spend sitting in Seattle traffic.

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