TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed when it blew through a stop sign and hit a tree in Lakeland, killing the driver.

The crash happened shortly before 1 a.m. in the area of County Line Road and Swindell Road.

Lakeland police said  25-year-old Matthew Chiarenza of Brandon was driving a 2013 Toyota Rav4 on County Line Road at a high rate of speed. He ran a stop sign and went across Swindell Road onto the grass shoulder and hit a tree. 

Chiarenza  died at the scene. No other injuries were reported.

Police are asking anyone with information about the crash to contact investigating Officer Tyler Anderson at tyler.anderson@lakelandgov.net.