SUFFOLK -- Police have charged a 17-year-old with DUI following a crash Sunday that killed his 18-year-old passenger.

The vehicle went off Cherry Grove Road North around 2:00 a.m. Sunday and struck a tree, pinning the two in the vehicle.

Both were flown to the hospital, where 18-year-old Ian Michael Burgett of Smithfield died. The driver's injuries aren't life threatening, police stated

The 17-year-old is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, reckless driving and failure to wear a seatbelt.

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