An elderly man has died after the car he was travelling in hit a tree in a northeast Calgary parking lot.

Authorities say a single vehicle was travelling along 36th street northeast when the driver veered off the road and into the parking lot of Marlborough Mall where it hit a tree.

The driver was taken to hospital in critical condition and has since died.

Investigators say the man suffered a serious medical complication before the vehicle left the roadway.

Police closed 36th Street northbound between Memorial Drive and 5th Avenue N.E., but the roadway has since reopened.

Police are continuing to investigate the incident.