Teenager charged after Guilford Co. wreck leaves passenger dead

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GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Officials said a teenager faces multiple charges after an early morning car wreck in Guilford County left one person dead.

Highway patrol officials said 19-year-old Michael Payne ran off the road to the right and hit a sign and several trees as he was headed south on Mount Hope Church Road just before 4 a.m.

Authorities said his passenger, 18-year-old Christian Brincefield, of Burlington, was thrown from the car and died at the scene.

Officials said Payne has been charged with felony death by motor vehicle and driving while impaired, among other charges.