05/06/2015 11:59 EDT | Updated 05/06/2016 05:59 EDT

Man dies in car crash with two children on board in Nanaimo, B.C.

NANAIMO, B.C. - RCMP say a man is dead and two children have escaped serious injury after a car crash in Nanaimo, B.C.

Mounties say the vehicle drove off the road and hit a hydro pole at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The 52-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene, and two children, ages six and eight, were taken to hospital and later released.

Police say early reports indicate that the man experienced a medical emergency while he was driving.

A traffic analyst's report and a mechanical inspection of the car are pending.

RCMP are not releasing the identity of the man who died.