MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office has identified a man who was killed in a car crash Saturday night.

Willie Boyd, 44, died after his car struck a tree around 7 p.m. near N. Reid Hooker Road and Monterey Road in Eads, Tennessee.

Boyd was pronounced dead on the scene by the Shelby County Fire Department.

Boyd was the pastor of Greenwood CME Church. Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland reacted to the news of Boyd’s death Sunday night.

Pastor Willie Boyd Jr

“I was saddened to hear of the loss of Pastor Willie Boyd Jr,” Strickland said in a Facebook post. “He was not just the pastor of Greenwood CME Church, but a youth advocate that worked as the homeless and foster care advisor for MSCS.”

Toni Williams, interim superintendent of Memphis-Shelby County Schools, also responded to Boyd’s death Sunday, writing in part, “Pastor Boyd supported our MSCS special population students and families. We welcome reflections in hopes it will comfort his family in the days to come.”

This accident is currently under investigation.