One person is dead following a single vehicle crash in Lafayette Parish early Sunday morning.

Captain Kip Judice with the Sheriff's Office says 27-year-old Stephen Daniel Wray of Baton Rouge was driving west on La Nueville Road when for some reason, he left the road, crashing into a tree. When emergency personnel arrived,  Wray was dead.

The crash caused a fire in the engine compartment that spread to other parts of the car, Judice says.

The crash remains under investigation. Judice says investigators are looking into "contributing factors" that may have caused the crash.