A man is dead and another is in hospital after a vehicle left the road in Dartmouth Thursday evening.

Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of a vehicle on fire in the Burnside Industrial Park at 11:16 p.m.

Police say the vehicle was headed west on Akerley Boulevard when it left the road, struck a guardrail, and then a wall.

The engine caught fire, but was extinguished by another motorist.

The male driver was pronounced dead at the scene. No details about the victim have been released.

A male passenger was helped out of the vehicle and taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

A section of Akerley Boulevard was closed to traffic for several hours while police examined and cleared the scene. It has since reopened.

There is no word on a cause at this time.

Police are asking anyone with information about the crash to contact them.