Car mangled in fatal crash

A violent crash this morning on Vancouver's West Side has claimed the city's eighth traffic fatality of 2018.

A Modo car-share Nissan Versa was mangled in the crash, which happened just before 3 a.m. on Arbutus Street.

Speed is believed to be a factor, as the driver lost control and struck a retaining wall near West 33rd Avenue.

The driver, a 30-year-old man from Burnaby, died at the scene. His passenger, a 32-year-old man from Langley, was rushed to hospital with minor injuries.

The crash closed down Arbutus Street between West 32nd Avenue to Quilchena Crescent while police investigated the scene.

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