A 20-year-old man was killed early Sunday in a fiery crash into a tree in Irvine.

The crash that claimed the life of Nicholas Beamon was reported at 12:50 a.m. at Encore and Medallion, Irvine Police Sgt. L. Hernandez told City News Service.

Responding officers found a black Volkswagen Jetta on fire, Sgt. Karie Davies said. Officers pulled Beamon from the wreck but he died at the scene, Davies said.

Members of the department’s Major Accident Investigation Team were at the crash site, Hernandez said.

Anyone with information on the crash was asked to call Irvine Police Detective Roberto Solis at 949-724-7024.

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