Montreal police are looking into what led a 24-year-old driver to lose control of his car early Wednesday morning, resulting in a spectacular crash and his death.


A 24-year-old man crashed his car early Wednesday morning at Henri-Bourassa Boulevard near Marcel-Laurin Boulevard. ((CBC))

Shortly after 3 a.m., police say the man was driving on Henri-Bourassa Boulevard in Ville St-Laurent.

"He hit a fire hydrant by the side of the road, lost control at that point, flipped over, and then hit a Hydro-Québec post," said Montreal police spokesperson Sgt. Laurent Gingras.

Gingras said police are not sure why the driver lost control. A coroner will conduct an autopsy to see if the man had a health condition or any alcohol in his system.

"What exactly happened, we aren't sure. Did he suffer from a sudden sickness or did he fall asleep at the wheel? It's possible," said Gingras.

The accident shut down Henri-Bourassa Boulevard near Marcel-Laurin Boulevard for several hours Wednesday morning.