21-year-old dies in high-speed crash near UBC

WATCH: A UBC resident has died following a crash on West 16th Avenue. Police said speed appears to have been a factor,

Vancouver police say speed appears to have been a factor in a single-vehicle crash that killed a 21-year-old UBC resident early Sunday morning.

A man was driving a Mercedes-Benz Car2go eastbound on West 16th Avenue near Discovery Street just before 1 a.m. when he lost control and crashed into a tree.

WATCH: Fatal crash near UBC

Fatal crash near UBC
Fatal crash near UBC

The driver died at the scene.

West 16th Avenue between Trimble Street and Courtenay Street was closed for much of Sunday morning and has since re-opened.

READ MORE: Single-vehicle crash claims one life in Maple Ridge

The incident marks Vancouver’s second fatal collision of 2018, according to police.

Last month, a 55-year-old man died was fatally hit by a pickup truck while walking in a marked crosswalk on Inverness St. at King Edward Ave.

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