One man is dead after a fatal collision on the Granville Street Bridge.

Shortly before 4:00 this morning, a man driving a Honda was rear-ended in the southbound lanes of the bridge by another man driving a white Mercedes. The driver, and only occupant of the Honda, was pronounced dead at the scene.

It is still early on and collision investigators are trying to determine all of the factors involved in the incident. The driver of the Mercedes is under investigation by police as alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor in the collision.

Evidence at the scene indicates that someone may have witnessed the accident, but unfortunately did not stay to speak with police.

The southbound lanes of the Granville Bridge are expected to be closed until the early afternoon.

Anyone that witnessed the collision, or events leading up to it, is asked to contact the VPD Collision Investigation Unit at (604) 717-3012.