MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A driver died Sunday night in the north metro after he was ejected from his car in a fiery crash.

The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office says the crash happened around 10:48 p.m. in East Bethel, at the intersection of 229th Avenue and Gopher Drive.

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At the scene, officials found a BMW sedan engulfed in flames and a man’s body nearby. Investigators believe the man was the car’s driver and only occupant.

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According to the sheriff’s office, the BMW was traveling west on 229th Avenue when it failed to negotiate a curve in the road.

The BMW then went off-road, launched off an embankment and slammed into a tree. The driver was thrown from the vehicle, which then burst into flames.

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Investigators are still working to identify the victim. The crash remains under investigation.