NEW INFO: Marine Killed In Early Morning Onslow County Crash

A Marine was killed after his vehicle ran off the road early this morning in Onslow County.

The Highway Patrol says the accident happened around 4:25 a.m. on U.S. 258, west at Richlands near A.I. Taylor Road.

Troopers say Christopher Navarro was heading toward Jacksonville when his vehicle ran off the road into a ditch. The vehicle overturned several times and the driver was thrown from the vehicle.

The Highway Patrol says Navarro was not wearing a seat belt and that he died at the scene.

No other vehicles were involved in the accident and troopers say speed was a factor in the crash.