The driver of a vehicle which crashed through a fence surrounding the Sanford Elks Lodge pool on Friday afternoon suffered a medical emergency which caused the wreck and passed away in the hours following, The Rant has learned.

Nobody else was injured in the crash near the intersection of Wicker and Carthage streets. The driver was taken away by EMS and Sanford firefighters shortly after the accident and airlifted to UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. He was pronounced dead there from issues unrelated to the crash.