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Medical distress a possible factor in fatal Vancouver crash: police

Vancouver police say medical distress may have been a factor in the crash.
Vancouver police say medical distress may have been a factor in the crash. Global News

A single-vehicle crash in Vancouver’s Marpole neighbourhood has left a 59-year-old man dead.

Vancouver police say it happened around 8:45 p.m. on Monday when the driver was westbound on North Kent Avenue.

No one else was in the vehicle.

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Police say it is unclear what caused the driver to veer into a lamppost, but that medical distress may have been a factor.

Paramedics and firefighters were deployed, but the man died at the scene, according to police.

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The VPD’s collision investigation unit and the BC Coroners Service are working to determine the cause of the city’s 11th fatal motor vehicle crash of the year.

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