RCMP say speed likely played a part in a fiery fatal car crash early Monday morning on the border of Coquitlam and Burnaby.

A news release from the detachment says the crash happened on Lougheed Highway at about 1 a.m. when a vehicle slammed into a utility pole and burst into flames.

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The driver of the car died at the scene.

Investigators are still trying to determine the identity of the victim and the BC Coroners Service is assisting.

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The RCMP’s Criminal Crash Investigation Team and reconstruction specialists are working to establish exactly what led to the crash.

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A westbound section of Lougheed Highway between Blue Mountain Street and Alderson Avenue was closed overnight but police expected to have it reopened within hours.





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