A Charlotte driver died in an early morning crash after his car veered off the roadway and hit some woods Monday.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police were the first to arrive on the scene at the 7800 block of Belhaven Boulevard around 3:30 a.m.

A 29-year-old driver was pronounced dead on the scene.

The man, driving a BMW passenger vehicle veered off the road into a wooded area, coming to a halt on a hill at a 45-degree angle.  The car then caught fire.

The two police officers on the scene attempted to free the man from the fiery vehicle as firefighters began to show up.

The passenger was rushed to Carolinas Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Police are still working to find the cause of the fatal accident.

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