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Man killed, woman critically injured in early morning accident

An early Sunday morning car crash killed a male passenger and critically injured a female driver. The vehicle traveled southbound on Auburn Way North, left the roadway and struck a power pole. - courtesy photo/Auburn Police
An early Sunday morning car crash killed a male passenger and critically injured a female driver. The vehicle traveled southbound on Auburn Way North, left the roadway and struck a power pole.
— image credit: courtesy photo/Auburn Police

A man was killed and a woman was critically injured Sunday morning in a single-vehicle crash, according to Auburn Police.

Auburn police identified the man as Josh M. Colson, co-owner with his wife of Auburn Brake and Muffler.

Police said that the woman, in her early 40s, was driving southbound around 2 a.m. Sunday in the 700 block of Auburn Way North when she hit a power pole.

The man, also in his early 40s, was not wearing a seatbelt, died at the scene and the woman was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle where she remains with critical injuries.

"The Traffic Section is investigating, and possible charges are being considered, mostly vehicular homicide," said Auburn Police Cmdr. Mike Hirman.

Not other vehicles were involved.

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