Little boy killed in single-car crash in Macon County Tuesday morning

The{}Alabama Department of Public Safety officials say an 8-year-old boy from Shorter has died in a single-vehicle crash west of Tuskegee.

According to Sgt. Steve Jarrett, the boy was riding in a car traveling along a Macon County highway when it veered off the road and hit a utility pole Tuesday morning. Authorities say the boy wasn't wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

The cause of the wreck is unclear and Jarrett says the incident is still under investigation.