04/15/12 — Teen killed in Friday car crash

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Teen killed in Friday car crash

By Kelly Corbett
Published in News on April 15, 2012 1:50 AM

A 16-year-old teen was killed in a single-vehicle crash Friday night after hitting a tree head-on near Dudley.

Marco Antonio Nino, of Kinston, was taken to Wayne Memorial Hospital at about 11:18 p.m., where he was later pronounced dead.

"The subject was traveling south on Emmaus Church Road and crossed a single line and ran off the road to the left and struck a tree," said Trooper Leroy Bunn, one of the officers from N.C. State Highway Patrol who responded to the scene.

Nino, driving with a provisional license, was the only person in the vehicle when it struck the tree.

"I think speed was a factor in it," Bunn said.

Nino's family was notified of the accident Friday night.

Drivers with provisional licenses are allowed to drive outside the hours of 5 a.m. and 9 p.m. only for work, volunteer emergency services or with a driving supervisor.

Trooper Jock Smith and Sgt. Jared Burden also responded to the scene.