(BCN) — San Jose police are investigating a fatal traffic collision near Meridian Avenue and Woodruff Drive that occurred early Monday morning.

Police were called to the scene at 1:26 a.m., police said on Twitter. A vehicle struck a tree and became engulfed in flames.

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One person was declared dead at the scene, police said at 4:45 a.m. Meridian Avenue was closed from Redmond Avenue to Oakglen Way as of 4:45 a.m. Drivers were asked to use other routes if possible.