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19-year-old thrown from car

SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - A 19-year-old Spokane County man died shortly after midnight Sunday when he was thrown from his car as it left the roadway and rolled in the 3500 block of West Monroe Road.  Sheriff's traffic investigators said Sammy O. Alurfali was not wearing a seatbelt when his car left the road and he was ejected.  Autopsy Monday revealed he died of severe head trauma. 

Witnesses traveling westbound on Monroe saw Alurfali's 2007 Suzuki Forenza approaching them in their lane moments before the crash.  They pulled to the right as the Suzuki corrected back into its own lane.

Just after passing the witnesses, the Suzuki entered a blind curve again eastbound in the westbound lane.  Investigators estimate the car's speed was in excess of 70 mph just prior to leaving the roadway.  The road is a posted 45 mph zone. 

The crash remains under investigation.

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