Jeff Hodson/metro vancouver
A 26-year-old Langley man died and his five passengers — who are all in their 20s — were injured when his SUV flipped in Vancouver early yesterday morning.
"The driver was crushed in the vehicle," said Const. Tim Fanning, a spokesman for Vancouver police.
The accident, between Manitoba and Columbia streets in the 100 block of West Second Avenue, occurred at 2:45 a.m.
The vehicle, a black Saturn SUV, lost control on a slight curve.
"The vehicle went up onto the south sidewalk, flipped sideways, then flipped upside down."
The man, whose identity has not been released by police, was not wearing a seatbelt. He is Vancouver’s third traffic fatality of 2008.
Speed contributed to the crash, Fanning said, adding that police will not know if alcohol played a factor until toxicology results are completed.
The five passengers were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.