An 18-year-old driver was killed Saturday when she crashed into a tree at a central Minnesota intersection, authorities said.

The wreck occurred about 4:40 p.m. roughly 7 miles east of Brainerd, the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office said.

The driver was identified as Alexis Laughton of Brainerd.

Laughton's SUV caught fire after striking a tree near the intersection of Thorson and Mill roads, the Sheriff's Office said. Laughton was declared dead at the scene.