An 16-year-old teen was killed in a single-car accident late Sunday evening in Hale County, officials have confirmed.

Justin O'Neal, a spokesperson with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, said that the crash occurred around 11:15 p.m. on November 14.

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The victim, who was not named due to their age, was driving their 2012 Nissan Altima along Hale County 21 when the car left a roadway, striking a culvert.

The juvenile, an Akron resident, was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred roughly five miles north of Akron.

Nothing further is available as Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division continue to investigate.

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