Troopers say an Ayden man was not wearing a seat belt when he was thrown from his pickup truck after it hit a tree.
Killed in the Sunday accident was William Dunn.
The crash happened around 9:30 p.m. on Littlefield Road in Pitt County.
Troopers say Dunn's truck ran off the right side of the highway, the 52-year-old man overcorrected, then his vehicle crossed the center line and off the other side of the highway.
No other vehicles were involved in the accident.