On Sunday, CBC News reported that some Canadian and U.S. regulators are looking at a “power supply controller” as a possible cause of the mysterious death of an elderly driver in the U.K. earlier this month.
“I was in a car park at about 1:30am this morning and heard something like a thud,” a witness told the British broadcaster.
The sound of something slamming into the ground was followed by a loud explosion, and the driver was pronounced dead on arrival.
According to the witness, the sound of the explosion was also heard by a second witness at the scene.
The British coroner is expected to release a statement later today, but there is no indication that a “suspect” is to blame.
But there are concerns that the cause of death will be a mystery.
The coroner has not yet announced whether the driver died of a heart attack, a stroke, or something else entirely.
“We have no information about what caused this driver’s death, and we are continuing to gather information on the circumstances surrounding this case,” said spokesperson for the British coroner, Dr. Robin Spence.
“We do not yet have any information to suggest whether a suspect or a third party may be to blame.”
The investigation has been delayed for months and there is some uncertainty about what, if anything, may have been done to determine whether the car was in distress.
In the U, the British Columbia Highway Safety Board, which regulates motor vehicles, has yet to comment on the death of the 65-year-old driver.
The British Transport Police and British Transport Ministry are also investigating the death.
An official with the British Transport Authority told CBC News that it is not yet clear whether any police investigation is being conducted.