JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — A single-vehicle crash occurred early Sunday morning in Jefferson County and left a 36-year-old man dead.

According to Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, officers arrived to the 100 block of Hurd Shoals at around 4:50 a.m. to investigate a crash. Officers found Stephen Donaldson, of Helena and pronounced him dead at the scene. Authorities say his vehicle, for unknown reasons, left the roadway and came to rest down in a small embankment.

JCSO will continue to investigate the cause and circumstances surrounding the crash.