Car accident kills Oak Island teen

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) – An Oak Island teenager is dead after crashing his car.

It happened on Hwy 133 near Orton Plantation in Brunswick County around 10:30 last night. 18-year old Aaron Michael Burke, Jr. was driving toward Southport when his camaro crossed the center line, ran off the road and hit a tree.

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Emergency crews airlifted him to New Hanover Regional Medical Center, where he later died. Troopers say speeding and alcohol did not play a role in the accident.