A 27-year-old man died early Saturday when he crashed his car into a tree in east Charlotte.

Authorities identified the victim as Brion Michael Reed.

According to CMPD, the wreck was reported just before 2:30 a.m. in the 2800 block of Central Avenue.

Police said Reed was traveling alone in a two-seater Smart Car when he lost control after entering a curve in the road. The car left the roadway and struck a tree before coming to a stop in the opposite lane.

Reed was wearing a seatbelt, and the car’s airbags deployed, police said.

Police said alcohol use and excessive speed may have contributed to the crash.

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