A 23 year-old Des Moines man died Thursday morning when his car left the roadway and struck a tree. He died shortly after he was taken to Harborview Medical Center.
The incident happened about 1:15 a.m., according to the King County Sheriff.
Witnesses reported seeing the man leave the Mt. View Elementary parking lot at Southwest 108th and 12th Avenue Southwest at a high rate of speed. The school is located in White Center .
When the vehicle got to the 800 block of Southwest 108th it crossed over into the westbound lane and struck a raised curb and a large tree. The collision caused massive damage to the left front of the car, a 1995 Ford Explorer.
No other vehicles were involved in the collision.
Detectives believe alcohol was a contributing factor.