Teen dies in vehicle crash near Zebulon

An image of the blocked area of the road. Photo by Amy Cutler/WNCN

ZEBULON, N.C. (WNCN) — Authorities are investigating a deadly car crash that happened in Wake County on Monday night.

The incident happened around 8:30 p.m. in the 4400 block of Zebulon Road/NC 96 north of Zebulon, about midway between US 264 and US 401.

Officials say that a single car went down an embankment and overturned during the crash.

Christopher Welker, 19, of Wendell was driving a 1996 2-door Acura when the crash happened, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol said.

Troopers said Welker was the only occupant of the car, which was speeding when the crash happened.    Welker died at the scene, Troopers said.

The road was blocked in the area of the wreck.

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