Killeen, Texas (AP) A driver school in southern Texas has closed after the death of a student in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The Texas Department of Transportation says a man driving a silver Ford F-350 truck hit and killed an 8-year-old boy on a side road on the outskirts of the town of Kelley.

The driver, whose name has not been released, was not injured.

The Texas Department Of Transportation says the man driving the truck was not wearing a seat belt.

The department says it has opened an investigation.

The town of 4,000 has a population of about 1,000.