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Man killed in crash

<p>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.</p>




Jeff Hodson/metro vancouver


Collision investigators survey the scene of a vehicle crash on West Second Avenue yesterday morning. One man was killed and five others injured.



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.




jeff.hodson@metronews.ca



 
 
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