WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (WPRI) — Massachusetts State Police responded to a deadly single-car crash on Route 24 in West Bridgewater early Friday morning.

Police said it appeared a Ford Explorer was traveling at a high rate of speed around 3 a.m. when, for reasons unknown, it went off the side of the road, hit a tree and caught fire.

The driver, a 43-year-old Brockton man, was trapped inside, according to police. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

His passenger, a 40-year-old Taunton woman, was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.