The article you are reading has been corrected. The man who died in Lansing Thursday morning’s name was Najari Shepherd, not Shephard.

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – A 19-year-old from Lansing was killed in a crash on the 600 block of W. Willow St. Thursday morning.

Lansing Police tell 6 News they were called to the area around 3:41 a.m. and when they arrived they found a car on fire that had crashed into a tree.

The driver of the car was unconscious and was pronounced dead on scene. Police have now identified the driver as 19-year-old Najari Shepherd.

Earlier Thursday, investigators told 6 News the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed before it crashed into a tree.

A witness was on scene and called the police.

The first officers to arrive on the scene said they needed to pull some of the passengers out of the vehicle.