Driver killed in New Year's crash

MAGNOLIA - A Sampson County man is killed in a suspected drunk driving crash on New Year's Day.

It happened on Beasley Mill Road near Magnolia, Duplin County, around 1:30 Tuesday morning.

According to the Highway Patrol, Jamie Cresto-Ambrosio, 27, was killed when his vehicle ran off the road and into a ditch. The vehicle hit several trees and a telephone poll, authorities said. 

Authorities said both speed and alcohol were likely factors in the crash.

No other vehicles were involved.

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