Driver dies after car flips, catches fire in northeast Calgary crash

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A man has died after he was thrown from his vehicle after it went out of control and flipped several times late Sunday night in northeast Calgary.

It happened just before 11 p.m. near the intersection of 16th Avenue and 36th Street N.E.

Police say it appears the driver was eastbound on 16th Avenue when he lost control, crossed the median and the vehicle rolled before catching fire.

The driver was ejected from the vehicle.

He was taken to hospital in critical condition, and succumbed to his injuries on Monday.

The stretch of 16th Avenue from 19th Street to 52nd Street N.E. remains closed while police investigate.

Police said it's believed speed was a factor in the crash.

Any potential witnesses, including anyone with dash cam footage, is asked to contact police.