1 dead in crash


UPDATED: 10:26 a.m.

Vancouver Police are investigating an early morning crash that left one man dead on Sunday.

Police said a white Mercedes sedan was travelling eastbound on West 16th Avenue near Discovery Street just before 1 a.m., when the driver lost control and crashed into a treed area.

"Our officers arrived and quickly noticed the vehicle had been travelling at what appeared to be a high rate of speed. There was quite a collision scene, this vehicle was on its roof, it looked like it collided with some trees," Const. Jason Doucette said.

The driver, a 21-year-old man who lived on the University of British Columbia campus, died at the scene. He was the only person in the vehicle.

This is Vancouver's second fatal collision of 2018.

Officers were on the scene late Sunday morning collecting evidence for their investigation.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision and has not yet spoken with police is asked to call the Vancouver police department's non-emergency line at 604-717-3012.

ORIGINAL 6:12 a.m.

A 21-year-old UBC resident is dead after an early morning single-vehicle crash in Vancouver.

Police say the crash happened just before 1 a.m. on West 16 Ave. and Discovery St.

The man apparently lost control of the Mercedes he was in, leaving the road and crashing into a tree. He was the only occupant of the vehicle. He died at the scene. Speed appears to have played a factor.

It is the second fatal vehicle crash of 2018 in Vancouver. 

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