(Shane MacKichan photo)

(Shane MacKichan photo)

UPDATE: Tesla driver dies in fiery crash in Coquitlam

Police say speed was factor in single-vehicle collision

One person is dead as a result of a crash in Coquitlam.

RCMP said officers responded to a single-car crash on Lougheed Highway near Alderson Avenue around 1 a.m. on Monday.

A severely damaged car had hit a traffic pole and was engulfed in fire.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. It’s believed speed was a contributing factor in the crash.

Westbound traffic on Lougheed between Blue Mountain and Alderson was closed.

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