Police will not be releasing the name of the man who died this morning after his car slammed into the back of the Staples store at Thames-Lea Plaza.
Chatham-Kent police did say the man was 51 and from Chatham, but due to a request from next of kin, will not provide his name.
The man was driving a Ford Focus and hit the rear of the building about 5:30 a.m., police say. Emergency crews responded and paramedics transported the man to hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
The traffic management unit continues to investigate.
Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact Const. Mike Pearce at 519-355-1092.