The State Highway Patrol is investigating a single car crash that claimed the life of a teenager.
The collision was reported at 7:32am Sunday on Interstate 40 at the Cornwallis Road overpass in Johnston County.
Troopers said a Hyundai Elantra was traveling eastbound when it struck a deer. The car traveled off I-40 on the left hand side and struck a guardrail. The car then overturned striking the bridge column with the roof. The car came to rest at the base of the Cornwallis Road bridge.
Speed was a contributing factor.
The 18 year-old driver did not appear to be wearing a seat belt. He died at the scene. There were no passengers in the vehicle.