Passenger killed after driver speeds and rolls SUV in Auburn

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The passenger of an SUV was killed after a rollover incident in Auburn Friday night, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Just before midnight, the driver of a 2012 black Mercedes SUV was traveling westbound on State Route 18 when they attempted to exit at Southeast Auburn-Black Diamond Road.

According to the Washington State Patrol, the driver was traveling too fast to navigate the turn when they left the road and rolled multiple times.

A passenger in the rear of the SUV was ejected and killed.

The driver, an 18-year-old from Auburn, was transported with injuries to Saint Anne’s Hospital.

Charges of vehicular homicide and reckless driving are pending.

Two other passengers were injured and transported to Auburn Valley Hospital.

The third passenger was killed at the scene.