A man in his 30s died after his car wrapped around a power pole on Horseshoe Lake Drive in Halifax on Monday morning.

Halifax police were called to the scene in the Bayers Lake area around 7:15 a.m. The lone occupant was pronounced dead at the scene.

Staff Sgt. Bill Morris of said police do not know exactly how the car left the road and struck a utility pole.

"First indications we believe the car was travelling southbound. We're unsure what happened.We have accident investigation on scene at this point. We're going to be looking at if speed was a factor. We are in an industrial park, early morning so we should have lots of witnesses. So we are looking for anyone who did see the collision. We're still looking at possibilities of what occurred. Was it speed? Was it [inattentiveness]? We have no idea," he said.

"From what we gather right now it looks like it struck the pole and swung around it."

Horseshoe Lake Drive will be closed From Chain Lake Drive to Susie Lake Crescent for several hours.