Crash with Tree Kills Passenger

A New Bern man died when the pickup truck he was riding in slammed into a tree. Police say 24-year-old Kyle Padilla was killed instantly in the accident on Brunswick Avenue around 11:45 p.m. Sunday. The driver, 24-year-old Kurt Harris, had to be pried from the car and airlifted to Pitt County Memorial Hospital. The accident is under investigation, but police say witnesses told them the pickup truck was speeding.