16-year-old killed in Alamance County crash after speeding without a seat belt, troopers say

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North Carolina Highway Patrol (WGHP file photo)

North Carolina Highway Patrol (WGHP file photo)

GRAHAM, N.C. — A 16-year-old died after crashing in Alamance County while speeding without a seat belt, according to Highway Patrol.

At about 1:19 a.m. Wednesday, troopers responded to a crash on Snow Camp Road, near Clark Road, in Alamance County.

Troopers say 16-year-old Leonardo Jubar Escalera, of Graham, was speeding and lost control of his vehicle.

The vehicle drove off the road to the right and hit a stop sign, a power pole and a tree.

The teenager, who was the only one in the vehicle, died from his injuries.

Troopers say he was not wearing a seat belt.

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