Nova Scotia

Driver dead after overnight crash in Burnside industrial park

A 28-year-old man is dead after Halifax police say the Mini Cooper he was driving went off the road Thursday night in the Burnside industrial park, hitting a guardrail and a stone wall before catching fire.

Mini Cooper went off road, hit guardrail and wall before catching fire

The scene of the crash on Akerley Boulevard in Dartmouth, N.S., is shown Friday morning. (Paul Palmeter/CBC)

A 28-year-old man is dead after Halifax police say the Mini Cooper he was driving went off the road Thursday night in the Burnside industrial park, hitting a guardrail and a stone wall before catching fire.

Halifax Regional Police said in a news release they were called to the scene on Akerley Boulevard, east of Gloria McCluskey Avenue, at 11:16 p.m.

The crash happened right after a sharp bend in the road just off Highway 118.

The engine of the car caught fire, but the flames were put out by another motorist. The driver, who was from Halifax, died at the scene, according to police.

A passenger in the car was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Akerley Boulevard was closed to traffic for six hours between Gloria McCluskey Avenue and Highway 118. It reopened early Friday morning.

Police continue to investigate the cause of the crash.