8-year-old boy killed in Macon County crash

8-year-old killed in head-on collision in Cookeville (Image 1)

TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) – Alabama Department of Public Safety officials say an 8-year-old boy from Shorter has died in a single-vehicle crash west of Tuskegee.

Sgt. Steve Jarrett says the boy was riding in a car traveling along a Macon County highway when it veered from 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 crash is unclear and Jarrett says the incident is under investigation.

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