RCMP are investigating a fatal single vehicle crash on Church Avenue in Norton, N.B. that claimed the life of a young man.

On Saturday, around 3:50 p.m., Sussex RCMP responded to the crash.

RCMP said the vehicle was driving westbound on Church Avenue when the driver lost control and struck a tree.

Wesley Stevens, the 24-year-old driver, died at the scene. The passenger, a 34-year-old Norton man, went to hospital with what are believed to be only minor injuries.

The RCMP’s preliminary investigation indicates that speed, alcohol and aggressive driving may all have been factors in the deadly crash.

The investigation is ongoing.