Police: Vehicle torn in half after striking pole, killing driver in Scottsdale

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(Source: Scottsdale PD) (Source: Scottsdale PD)
SCOTTSDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

According to the Scottsdale Police Department, a 16-year-old boy is dead after his vehicle struck a pole, tearing it in half in Scottsdale Thursday.

Officers are investigating the single-vehicle fatal collision that occurred near Scottsdale and Doubletree Ranch roads around 12:45 a.m.

The vehicle struck a pole on the east side of Scottsdale Road just north of Doubletree Ranch Road and tore in half in the process of the collision.

The sole occupant, a 16-year-old male driver, was declared dead at the scene by firefighters.

Scottsdale Road was closed between Doubletree Ranch Road and Mountain View Road while police investigated the accident. The southbound lanes were reopened at 7:45 a.m. Northbound lanes are open with restrictions to repair the power pole.

Scottsdale police said speed was a contributing factor in this crash.

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