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Halifax man dies in car crash, is buried in a coffin

A Halifax man has died after his car crashed in the city, and his remains were interred in a wooden coffin.

It happened Friday afternoon in the parking lot of the Halifax Convention Centre.

Police say the car, which was stopped at a red light, was heading north on Highway 401, south on Route 128, when the driver lost control and struck a tree.

There was no damage to the car.

The driver, a 55-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The remains of his wife and children were taken to the hospital.

It’s not known whether the car’s driver was wearing a seat belt.

Police are still investigating the circumstances leading up to the crash.

The incident remains under investigation.