The Highway Patrol says an unlicensed 15 year-old driver was behind the wheel of a pickup truck that ran off a rural roadway Tuesday afternoon and slammed head on into a tree.
The single vehicle accident was reported shortly after 5:00pm on Old Beulah Road near the intersection of Johnson Road outside of Selma.
The 15 year-old was the only occupant in the truck. Authorities said if a passenger had been riding in the front seat they would likely have been killed.
The juvenile was taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.