A teenager is dead following a one-car crash in Madison County.

The Madison County Sheriff's Office says 16-year old Coby Stevens was driving on Lewis Point Road in Canastota on Thursday when he went off the road and hit a tree.

Stevens was pronounced dead at the scene.

His passenger was taken to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

The accident remains under investigation.

Stevens was a student in the Canastota Central School District.

Superintendent June Clarke released the following statement to the school community:

It is with a heavy heart that I must inform you of the death of one of our students. 

Junior Coby Stevens was killed earlier today in a one-vehicle accident. 

Our deepest condolences go out to Coby's family in the face of what can only be described as an unimaginable loss. 

We will have crisis counselors available at the school beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Friday for all students and staff. 

Please keep the Stevens and Appler families in your thoughts and prayers.