A 29-year-old Tuscaloosa man was killed in a vehicle crash and fire on Jack Warner Parkway this weekend, police have confirmed.

Stephanie Taylor, a spokesperson for the Tuscaloosa Police Department, said dispatchers were called just after 2 a.m. Saturday on reports of a vehicle fire on the road.

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Taylor said officers and paramedics responded to the scene and found a 2006 Buick Lucerne had crashed and caught fire on Jack Warner Parkway near Randall Way.

The driver, 29-year-old Michael Aaron Lax, died at the scene of the accident, Taylor said.

Lax's survivors are in Virginia, Taylor said, and they have been notified of the fatal accident. TPD's Accident Reconstruction Unit is investigating the wreck, she added.

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