Police say speed may have been a factor in a single-vehicle car crash in Vancouver early Saturday that left one woman dead.

Two 26-year-olds were travelling in a car along Cambie Street at West 33rd Avenue when it veered off the road and smashed into a light pole at around 12:30 a.m., according to police,

The passenger side of the car was torn in half in the crash and extensively damaged. The woman sitting in the front passenger seat was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man driving the car was taken to hospital with minor injuries and is cooperating with authorities.

Officers are investigating the reason for the crash, but believe speed was a factor. They have not said if alcohol was involved. Names have not been released pending notification of next of kin.

Any witnesses are asked to call the VPD Collision Investigation Unit at 604-717-3012.