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Olympia man dead after crash

A 67-year-old Olympia man was killed after his car crashed into a tree off of Interstate 5 in Thurston County Thursday afternoon.

The State Patrol said the driver was traveling northbound when his 2009 Volkswagon left the highway, crossed a grassy shoulder and smashed into a tree at milepost 100 south of Tumwater around 5 p.m. The victim, who has been identified as Thomas David Quinn, died at the scene.

The Patrol said Quinn was wearing a seat belt. The car was damaged beyond repair in the collision.

The cause of the accident is under investigation. It is unknown if drugs or alcohol were involved.

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