'High profile athlete' dead after Gold Coast car crash

A Gold Coast driver, believed to be a high profile athlete, has died after crashing his car into a fence at Mermaid Waters.

A car crashed into a fence on Markeri Street near the Allendale Entrance of the Q Super Centre carpark about 7am.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman said the crash was the result of a medical incident believed to be a heart attack.

More to follow.

It's believed the driver is a high-profile Gold Coast athlete. Source: Twitter/JessMumme

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