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Man killed after crashing car into tree

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A Burnaby man in his 20s is dead after the sports car he was driving crashed into a tree Friday morning.

The accident happened on Goring Street near Holdom Avenue at about 9:20 a.m.

There were two witnesses at the scene, said Burnaby RCMP Sgt. Dwayne Beckerleg.

"Apparently he was passing another car and lost control, went off road right into the tree."

The driver, who has not yet been identified, died at the scene. He was the sole occupant of the green Mustang involved. The vehicle had an "N" sticker on it, indicating he was a relatively new driver, Beckerleg confirmed.

"Speed is believed to be a factor." Toxicology tests will be required to determine if alcohol was a factor.

The incident closed Goring for about three hours Friday. The investigation is ongoing.

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