COSTA MESA ( — A fiery single-car crash killed a driver and injured his teenage passenger early Wednesday morning in Orange County.

The accident happened around 12:30 a.m. in the 2300 block of Placentia Avenue, across from Estancia High School, in Costa Mesa, police said.

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A witness reported seeing a silver BMW traveling at a high rate of speed when it swerved, lost control and hit a large tree.

The unidentified male driver died at the scene after suffering blunt force trauma, Lt. Greg Scott said.

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“The car caught on fire as fire personnel arrive and extinguished the flames, before removing the 17-year-old male front passenger,” he added.

The teen was transported to Western Medical Center in Santa Ana and treated for a possible broken jaw.

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The crash was under investigation.