CARTERET COUNTY, N.C. -- The accident happened at an empty field in Carteret County. State troopers say two young men were going for a joy ride that quickly turned deadly.
They say one man was on a motorcycle while the other was riding an ATV four-wheeler. They say the driver of the motorcycle lost control and fell off his bike. That's when the ATV ran over and killed him.
State troopers aren't yet releasing the man's name but say he's 19-years old. He was wearing a helmet.
The other man was also injured and is being treated at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.
State troopers say they don't believe alcohol was involved in the accident. They say the accident shows how crucial it is to be safe if you go out for a ride, especially during the holiday weekend.
"It's a weird situation. I can't say it's never happened," said Marvin Shadday with N.C. Highway Patrol. "But that's what happens when you get a couple of guys out here, messing around like that and things like that happen."
The case is now being turned over to the Carteret County Sheriff's Office.