A man is dead after a vehicle slammed into a tree overnight in Brantford. Ontario Provincial Police say an officer on patrol at around 1 a.m. located a car that had been split into two (on Newport Road).

The OPP later determined that the vehicle failed to negotiate a turn, went into a ditch and struck the tree.

The force of the impact split the vehicle in half, with one part ending up in a nearby field.

The male driver was pronounced dead on scene. His name and age have not yet been released.