Nashville, TN – According to the Metro Nashville Police Department, this unfortunate accident occurred around 7:14 a.m. Saturday.

It happened on Old Hickory Boulevard.

Metro Nashville Police Department officers responded to a report of a crash.

The responding officers discovered that Mazda sedan left the road and crashed into a tree before catching on fire.

The 17-year-old driver suffered life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

He was later identified as Jack Klopfer.

The 17-year-old passenger suffered injuries and was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Authorities say speed could have been a contributing factor to this crash.

This incident remains under investigation.

This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available.