The Highway Patrol says a Craven County teenager is dead after his SUV struck a tree this morning and burst into flames.
The single-vehicle crash happened around 3:25 a.m. on Highway 55 near Asbury Road.
Troopers say Learney Jones of Cove City died on impact from the crash.
The Highway Patrol says the SUV lost control and then struck a tree. They are still trying to determine the exact cause of the accident.