Police say the driver, identified as Joshua Luke Ellis, 28, was speeding near the intersection of SW 130th street and 2nd Ave SW at 12:30 a.m. Thursday. He lost control of the Acura and smashed into a parked vehicle and then shattered a power pole.
The violent collision sent the car rolling and Ellis was thrown from the vehicle and killed. Police are assuming the driver was not wearing a safety belt.
Some residents say drivers speed through the quiet residential area a lot.