Police investigate speed as factor in fatal Vancouver car crash

Click to play video: 'Serious crash closes Arbutus Street in Vancouver' Serious crash closes Arbutus Street in Vancouver
WATCH: A serious crash involving a car share vehicle has closed a portion of Arbutus Street in Vancouver – Aug 24, 2018

A man is dead and another is in hospital after an early morning crash on Vancouver’s west side.

Vancouver police said it happened just before 3 a.m. on Arbutus Street near 33rd Avenue.

READ MORE: Malahat Highway closed after fatal collision involving SUV, sewage truck

According to police, the victim was driving a newer model white Nissan Versa ‘Modo’ car-share vehicle.

Police said he lost control and smashed into a retaining wall. Speed is being investigated as a factor in the crash.

READ MORE: One woman dead in Abbotsford crash involving semi-truck

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

Story continues below advertisement

The Vancouver Police Department collision investigation unit closed Arbutus Street from West 32nd Avenue to Quilchena Crescent to investigate.

The death is Vancouver’s eighth traffic fatality of the year.

Sponsored content