NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) - Authorities say a driver died after his pickup truck crashed on the west side of North Platte.

Deputies say the pickup left the roadway Sunday and burst into flames after slamming into a tree.

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office says the driver was taken to a North Platte hospital, where he died.

He's been identified as 44-year-old Cosmo Contreras Jr., who lived in North Platte.

The crash is being investigated.