November 30, 2016 8:42 am
Updated: November 30, 2016 5:42 pm

Driver dies in Delta crash that knocked down overhead sign on Nordel Way

Emergency crews on scene in Delta on Tuesday.

Curtis Kreklau
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Speed played a significant factor in a serious crash on Tuesday that claimed the life of a 28-year-old man, according to Delta police.

It happened Tuesday at 2:10 p.m. in the 10500-block of Nordel Way.

The car ended up taking out an overhead highway sign, causing it to come down across the roadway.

The driver, who was the sole occupant of the car, died at the scene. Their identity has not been released at this time.

The westbound lanes of Nordel Way were shut down for hours while police investigated the crash but they have since re-opened.

Delta police believe there were several witnesses travling in the area at the time of the collision and are asking them to come forward.

The vehicle, a 2002 green Toyota Echo, is believed to have been travelling in the far right lane westbound on Nordel Way before it left the roadway and struck the overhead sign post.

Although police are still in the early stages of their investigation, they said speed was one of the significant contributing factors in the accident.

Anyone who either witnesses the collision or has information is asked to call the Delta police.

Credit: Curtis Kreklau

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