A motorist was killed in a fiery traffic accident early Sunday morning, police said.

The incident occurred at about 12:40 a.m. in the 12000 block of Northwest HK Dodgen Loop, Temple police spokeswoman Alejandra Arreguin said.

The accident — which is under investigation — occurred when the driver was headed east on a turnaround and the vehicle left the road, flipped and caught on fire.

The motorist was identified as 25-year-old Matthew Diaz, Arreguin said.