A teenager is fighting for his life after being thrown from a truck in a crash early Saturday morning.

The accident happened around 1 a.m. Saturday morning at Highway 51 and Blair Road, off the exit ramp on Interstate 485.

The teenager was driving his pick-up truck when he collided with a Ford Mustang, hit a guardrail, and was thrown from the truck.

The teen was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center Main with life-threatening injuries.

Luckily, the driver of the Mustang was not injured in the crash.

An investigation continues into whether alcohol and speed were factors in the crash.

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