Teen fighting for her life after early morning car wreck

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- A teenage girl is fighting for her life after an early morning car crash in North Scottsdale.

It happened at about 2 a.m. Monday at the intersection of 136th Street and Rio Verde Drive, which is north of McDowell Mountain Regional Park.

According to police, the 14-year-old girl was riding in a car driven by her 20-year-old brother. The man lost control of the vehicle and it rolled over.

The teen was badly hurt. Police said her injuries are life-threatening. The girl was taken to Phoenix Children's Hospital, but her condition was not immediately available.

The teen's older brother suffered less serious injuries and was taken to Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn.

Aerial video from the scene showed the wrecked Chevy on the back of a wrecker. It looked like the car had gone through a divider wall.

Detectives have not released the names of either the driver or the teen and it's not known where they had been at that hour.

An investigation is under way. While it's not yet clear what happened in the moments leading up to the wreck, police say early indications are that both impairment and speed were factors in the rollover.

The intersection was closed for several hours while detectives tried to piece everything together.