IREDELL COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - An 18-year-old was killed in a car crash that happened in Iredell County early Sunday morning.
According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, the crash happened around 4:30 a.m. about 19 miles north of Statesville on Jennings Rd.
Troopers said a 2003 Kia passenger car went off the road, struck an embankment, went airborne and then struck a tree, killing the driver.
Gregory Newhouse, 18, was pronounced dead at the scene. Officials say Newhouse was wearing his seat belt and alcohol did not play a factor in the crash.
Troopers advised that Newhouse was not a student at North Iredell High School, who had their prom Saturday night.
No further information was released.