Hamilton police are investigating a fatal crash that happened in the east end early Friday.
The single vehicle collision took place on Burlington Street East at Parkdale Avenue North around 2:30 a.m.
According to Hamilton EMS, the driver of the car was a 53-year-old Hamilton man who was travelling at a high rate of speed when he hit a pole.
He was taken to Hamilton General Hospital and pronounced dead.
Police are investigating. Eastbound traffic on Burlington Street had been blocked by police earlier in the morning but has since reopened.
Anyone with information about the collision is asked to contact Det. Const. Hendrik Vandercraats at 905-546-4755.