A 27-year-old man is dead after a single car crash in Battle Creek this morning.

The man was driving eastbound on Battle Creek Avenue near Meachem Avenue around 8 a.m. when the crash occurred.

Police tell our partner, the Battle Creek Enquirer, he was driving in excess of 75 miles an hour and there are no signs of braking at the scene.

The driver hit a concrete retaining wall before the car caught fire. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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