An early morning crash in Union County, N.C., Thursday has left one young man dead and another critically injured.  The two students, both 17, were high school seniors on track to graduate, according to school officials.

The crash occurred when one of the young men rounded a corner too quickly, struck the curb, and then overcorrected and crossed the center line, causing a head-on collision.  The student who died was a passenger.  He was not wearing his seat belt.