A 20-year-old Northport woman was killed early Friday morning in a single-car accident east of the Tuscaloosa city limits, according to information released by Alabama State Troopers.

An Alabama Law Enforcement Agency spokesman said Kayla Elizabeth Jean Burnett, 20, was driving a 2002 GMC Sierra on Hargrove Road East just after 5 o'clock Friday morning when the car left the road and struck a tree.

First responders found Burnett dead on the scene. She was reportedly not wearing a seatbelt.

The ALEA spokesperson said although the circumstances of the crash are still under investigation, police believe speed was a contributing factor.

Nothing further is available as Troopers with the ALEA's Highway Patrol Division continue to investigate.

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