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The motorcyclist who witnesses said was racing a car when he was killed  in West Seattle on Sunday has been identified as David Fenton, 67,  by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Fenton is a former Tukwila city councilman, according to Kimberly Matej, the council’s legislative analyst.

Fenton died instantly at about 2 p.m. when his head hit a light pole at the intersection of Highland Park Way Southwest. Witnesses told authorities that Fenton and a black car had been racing northbound on West Marginal Way Southwest, according to Seattle Police.

It was unclear whether Fenton lost control or was forced off the road by the car, which quickly left the scene. Seattle police are still seeking that driver for investigation. The car they’re seeking is described as having tinted windows, two hood scoops, and a rear spoiler.

Fenton, an eight-year city councilman, highlighted his work with the Foster High School Site Council, Southcenter Rotary and American Legion on his last ballot description in 2005, when he lost a re-election.