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CHANDLER, AZ (3TV/CBS 5)-- A man has died after police say he was possibly distracted in a Chandler crash Monday morning.

The incident occurred at around 7 a.m. near the area of Alma School and Queen Creek roads.

Police say 50-year-old Michael Robles was driving a dark-colored Dodge pick-up truck when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a wall.

Robles was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Chandler police say they do not believe Robles was wearing a seat belt and may have been distracted by his phone at the time of the crash.

The collision briefly knocked power out to a traffic signal north of Queen Creek Road, but power has since been restored.

The southbound lanes of Alma School Road, north of Queen Creek Road, were closed for a time, but they have since been reopened. 


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(14) comments


At least he only killed himself.


Another distracted driver glaring at his phone and driving a pickup, no surprise there. His stupid actions sent him to his death. No big loss.


Curious how they suspect he was on his phone? Were there witnesses? As usual the story leaves alot to the imagination of the readers.


How about they looked at his phone and it was recorded that he was on it!


At least he didn't take out any innocent people.


Cue the righteous indignation from the hypocrites in 3, 2,1...


Let's not jump on a conclusion so quick and bash a dead man. We don't know for sure he was on his phone. It's still just speculation.

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My comment is based on this article, I don't see anywhere here mentioned any wittiness about texting. And calm your horse, this is public forum, you don' get to tell nobody to shut up.


New here, huh? Better put on your seatbelt, you haven't seen anything yet!


His phone keeps no secrets! It is on the phone!


The Natural Selection APP. Good he did not kill anyone else. Phones are the demise of society.


Darwin strikes again!


Luckily, he only killed himself and not an innocent person(s). Wear seatbelts and put down the dam phone! Condolences to the family.


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