Driver dies after crashing into tree and car bursts into flames - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Car bursts into flames after hitting tree

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

A 21-year-old man died in a fiery crash early Monday morning.

The Baton Rouge Police Department identified the victim as Alfredo Moreno of Baton Rouge.

The wreck happened in the 1500 block of North Ardenwood Drive in Baton Rouge around 2:20 a.m.

Investigators said Moreno lost control of his vehicle and slammed into a tree, which caused the car to burst into flames.

The Baton Rouge Fire Department was called to put out the fire.

Moreno was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives said speed was a factor in the crash.

They are awaiting toxicology reports to determine whether other factors were involved.

The wreck is still being investigated.

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