Man dies in fiery crash on Interstate 10

New Orleans — A man died in a fiery wreck in New Orleans Sunday morning when his car veered off Interstate 10, hit a tree and burst into flames, the New Orleans police said.

The unidentified driver of the 2001 Chevrolet Lumina was headed west on Interstate 10 about 9 a.m. when, for unknown reasons, the car careened off the road near the Michoud exit and crashed into the tree, the police said in a news release.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Orleans Parish Coroner will conduct an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

Compiled by the New Orleans bureau