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Man dies after trying to pass on exit ramp: police

Driver lost control and crashed into a light standard on ramp

A 40-year-old man is dead after his vehicle crashed on the 159 Street exit ramp on Whitemud Drive.

Officers were called to the single-vehicle collision around 4:45 p.m. Thursday.

Police say a preliminary investigation revealed a vehicle traveling eastbound on Whitemud Drive was attempting to pass two other vehicles on the exit ramp at a high rate of speed.

The vehicle then lost control and crashed into a light standard on the south curb of the ramp.

After ricocheting off the lamp post, the vehicle rolled and struck a tree on the boulevard, trapping the driver inside.

The driver was pronounced dead at a hospital. He was not wearing a seatbelt.

The police investigation continues.

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