A Jones County man is dead after an early morning crash in neighboring Onslow County.
The Highway Patrol says 25-year-old Christopher Esquivel of Trenton was thrown from his pickup truck in the 2:30 a.m. Monday crash.
The single vehicle accident happened on Comfort Road, east of Richlands.
Troopers say Esquivel's truck was rounding a curve when it went off the road, hit a ditch, overturned, and then hit a fence and a tree.
Trooper T.W. McCoy says they have evidence that the victim might have been drinking.