HARRIS COUNTY, Texas -- The Harris County Fire Marshal is investigating a fiery incident that killed a driver near Channelview early Monday.

A red Ford Explorer SUV went off the road in the 700 block of Shields Street.

Authorities say the vehicle became stuck in a muddy ditch and then burst into flames, killing the driver.

As of 4:30 a.m. authorities were still on the scene. Check back for updates to this developing story.