Edmonton

Driver of BMW that crashed into Whyte Ave. apartment dies

The driver of a BMW that crashed into an apartment building on Whyte Avenue last month died in hospital on Tuesday.
A woman was killed in a high-speed crash on Whyte Avenue on July 8. The driver of the BMW died in hospital on Aug. 4. (Lydia Neufeld/CBC)

The driver of a BMW that crashed into an apartment building on Whyte Avenue last month has died.

The crash at  2:15 a.m. on July 8 also killed a 21-year-old female passenger.

The BMW was speeding along Whyte Avenue and had just crossed 99th Street when the driver lost control.

The car sheared a tree and crashed into the entrance of the building.

The man was taken to hospital. Police say he died of his injuries Tuesday.

Police say speed and alcohol were factors in the collision.