The victim has been identified as 39-year-old Eric Ferrell of 1500 block of Seller Street.
The accident happened around 11:15 p.m. on the 4600 block of Roosevelt Boulevard near Tower Drive.
According to police, Ferrell was travelling inside a 2011 Mazda at high rate of speed, lost control, hit the curb, and then struck a tree in the median
The car flipped onto its side and then burst into flames.
Firefighters brought the fire under control.
Ferrell was pronounced dead at the scene.
The vehicle with the body still inside was transported to the medical examiner's office for an autopsy.