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Police investigate speed as factor in fatal Vancouver car crash

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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